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  Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol at Geffen Playhouse

Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol

Geffen Playhouse
10886 Le Conte Avenue Los Angeles

Tony Award-winning actor Jefferson Mays (I Am My Own Wife, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder) breathes new life into the greatest ghost story ever told. While the heart of A Christmas Carol is timeless, Mays brings fresh perspective to Scrooge, Bob Cratchit, Tiny Tim and the rest, playing every role in this whirlwind one-man show. Tony Award-nominated director Michael Arden (Once On This Island, Deaf West’s production of Spring Awakening) creates a wildly theatrical and spectacular experience. This world-premiere adaptation of a beloved story of redemption offers an early—and unexpected—start to the holiday season.

Thru - Dec 9, 2018

Tuesdays: 8:00pm
Wednesdays: 8:00pm
Thursdays: 8:00pm
Fridays: 8:00pm
Saturdays: 3:00pm & 8:00pm
Sundays: 2:00pm & 7:00pm

Price: $30-$90

Show Type: Comedy/Drama

Box Office: 310-208-5454

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  Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol Reviews
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Los Angeles Times - Highly Recommended

"...No one, however, had to talk me into seeing this new production of "A Christmas Carol" at the Geffen Playhouse. All it took was the name Jefferson Mays, the Tony-winning virtuoso, who is single-handedly populating the story through the summoning powers of his acting. For true theater lovers, there can be no better gift this season."
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Charles McNulty

Stage and Cinema - Highly Recommended

"...But a new image has taken hold in my head, and I suspect it won’t let go easily. For now, I am quite sure that when anyone mentions the Dickens story, the first thing I will see is Jefferson Mays staring into my soul in his brilliantly staged one-man version — not a play so much as a dramatic reading — adapted by Mr. Mays, his wife Susan Lyons, and director Michael Arden."
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Samuel Garza Bernstein

Stage Scene LA - Highly Recommended

"...A New York-based director, star, and production design team have joined forces to bring Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol to spectacular solo-performance life at the Geffen Playhouse."
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Steven Stanley

Total Theater - Highly Recommended

"...Working in a tight circle of light in a creepy setting designed by Dane Laffrey and lit by Ben Stanton, Mays commands the stage from the onset and proceeds to dazzle with his storytelling gifts. Loafers and Stanton's stagecraft is equally impressive, especially in the scene in which Scrooge's guilty conscience kicks in and he suffers from the unmerciful taunts of his victims' ghosts. It is a chilling supernatural moment which gives Dickens's sentimental tale a deeper, darker psychological dimension...and makes you feel a bit more kindly toward the despicable Scrooge. It also prepares you for his redemption, which occurs in a clap of thunder and light suggesting heavenly intervention."
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Willard Manus

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