A Christmas Carol (2009)

A Christmas Carol (2009)

November 23 — December 26, 2009
On the U.S. Bank Main Stage

Adapted by Mead Hunter
from the novella by Charles Dickens
Directed by Rose Riordan
“Entertainment equal to the high energy and hopeful spirits of the season.” —The Portland Tribune

Already a Portland holiday tradition, this original adaptation by Mead Hunter asks the timely and reflective questions: What do you value most? And is it what’s truly important? At the holiday season, renew your answers to these essential questions alongside Tiny Tim, Ebenezer Scrooge and a sleigh full of ghosts and magical creatures as we remount this warm and engaging adaptation of the Dickens classic. In this version, Scrooge’s nephew Fred stands in for the spirit of the season, expressing what we all love about the story when he says to Scrooge; “[This] is a good time: a kind, forgiving, charitable, pleasant time: the only time I know of, in the long calendar of the year, when men and women seem by one consent to open their shut-up hearts freely.”

A Christmas Carol runs for approximately 80 minutes, with no intermission.

(Please note: A Christmas Carol is not a subscription offering this season, and subscription tickets/flexpasses cannot be used for this production.)

The Armory Cafe is open prior to and after the show, so come early or stay late and enjoy festive holiday treats for children and adults! (Please note:  not recommended for, nor can we admit, children under age 6)

Give Back. While you’re at the theater, choose an ornament from the P:ear Giving Tree. Each has a Christmas wish list from a homeless or transitional youth who could use your help to make their Christmas something to celebrate. Get the details here.

Performance Times

Evenings: Tuesday - Sunday at 7:30 p.m.
Matinees: Saturday and Sundays at 2 p.m.,
Thursdays at noon

*Note: These are general performance times. Certain productions may have exceptions. View the season calendar for more information.

This show's run time will be posted below the synopsis at left near the date of the first performance.

Production blog

Inside the Mind of Charles Dickens

30 December 2009 & Posted by Kinsley Suer

Images from the original manuscrpt of A Christmas Carol have recently been released, complete with edits, anti-Shakespearean digressions and more intriguing peeks inside the creative process of the show that literally re-launched Christmas as a tradition.


Carol Composer Rick Lewis Interviewed on KGW

11 December 2009 & Posted by Kinsley Suer

Check out this interview with A Christmas Carol’s composer, Rick Lewis, courtesy of KGW’s Live at 7.


The Carol Cast Shares Favorite Holiday Memories

10 December 2009 & Posted by Kinsley Suer

The cast of A Christmas Carol shares some of their favorite holiday memories. What’s one of your favorite holiday memories?



I was asked by Portland Center Stage to put together a small sampling of online videos I've done for PCS over the last 3yrs, and here they are! Hope you enjoy! xo Patrick Weishampel View on Vimeo »

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