Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol
by Tom Mula I directed by Dawn McAndrews

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“Marley was dead, to begin with…” —and what happens to Ebenezer Scrooge’s mean, sour, pruney old business partner after that? Chained and shackled, Marley is condemned to a hellish eternity. He’s even given his own private tormentor: a malicious little hell-sprite who thoroughly enjoys his work. Desperate, Marley accepts his one chance to free himself: To escape his own chains, he must first redeem Scrooge. So begins a journey of laughter and terror, redemption and renewal, during which Scrooge’s heart, indeed, is opened; but not before Marley discovers his own.

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Schedule
Thursday, November 24, 7:30 pm ($10 Thanksgiving/Preview Night)
Friday, November 25, 7:20 pm (Opening Night)
Saturday, November 26, 1:00 pm
Saturday, November 26, 7:30 pm
Sunday, November 27, 1:00 pm
Thursday, December 1, 7:30 pm
Friday, December 2, 7:30 pm
Saturday, December 3, 1:00 pm
Saturday, December 3, 7:30 pm
Sunday, December 4, 1:00 pm (Closing Night)
Production Team

Cast


Paul Haley
Jacob Marley and Others

From the Director

Theater at Monmouth has a habit of turning holiday traditions on their heads, exploring traditional Yuletide gems for a modern audience. Though TAM has never produced Dicken’s A Christmas Carol, pieces of it have appeared in previous holiday shows. For 2022, TAM dumps old Scrooge from the center of the tale and focuses on his business partner. Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol by Tom Mula offers the backstory on the journey of Jacob Marley, the first spirit that visited Scrooge on that fateful night. Marley is condemned to an eternal Hell, but has one chance to be freed from his chains — he must redeem Scrooge. Given the hellish times we’ve just lived through (and some of us continue to live through), we thought a comic take on a holiday tradition was just the thing to shake up the holidays and bring the community together in a tale of redemption and the power of friendship.