Theatre at Tarleton Presents Dickens’ Christmas Classic


Tuesday, November 23, 2021

STEPHENVILLE, Texas — Theatre at Tarleton presents the Charles Dickens masterwork A Christmas Carol, Dec. 1-5 in the theater of the Clyde H. Wells Fine Arts Center in Stephenville.

Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Friday and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Tickets are $10 adults; $8 senior citizens, children and faculty and staff; and $5 students with a Tarleton ID. The box office will be open daily 2-6 p.m. a week before the beginning of the show.

Theatre at Tarleton promises “new scary bits, a few good laughs, a tender moment or two, and some surprises” in a fresh, lively adaptation. You’ll meet Mr. Bentley, learn about the letters Scrooge wrote his sister Fan, find out who Mr. Newbury is, and relive the timeless tale of curmudgeon redemption with the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future; Tiny Tim and Bob Cratchit; the Ghost of Jacob Marley and Old Fezziwig; and Scrooge’s nephew Fred and the love of Scrooge’s life, Belle.

The production features Charlie Smith as Scrooge, Clay Luton as Mr. Bentley, Tyler Krumm as Bob Cratchit, Gerik Lyssy as Jacob Marley and Elenas Garcia as Tiny Tim.

Theatre Associate Professor Prudence Jones is the show’s director and designed the sets. The crew includes Riley Fischer and Carol Stavish, costumes; Cheyenne Nash, lighting; Vivian Alonso, sound; Samantha Heately, hair design; Gabe Escoto, makeup; and Sarah McGrath, projection.

A founding member of The Texas A&M University System, Tarleton is breaking records — in enrollment, research, scholarship, athletics, philanthropy and engagement — while transforming the lives of more than 15,000 students in Stephenville, Fort Worth, Waco, Midlothian, A&M RELLIS at Bryan and online. True to Tarleton’s values of excellence, integrity, and respect, academic programs emphasize real world learning and address regional, state and national needs.