Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol to take the stage in downtown Manteo

Published 7:48 am Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Theatre of Dare, community theatre for the Outer Banks, along with the Dare County Arts Council (DCAC), will present Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol, opening Thursday, December 9. Sponsored by Waveriders Coffee, Deli, Pub & Market, the play will be staged at DCAC, the old Dare County Courthouse, located at 300 Queen Elizabeth Avenue in Manteo.

“This play tells the classic Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol from the point of view of Ebenezer Scrooge’s deceased business partner, Jacob Marley,” says Adara Huls, director of the show. “You may recall that Marley’s ghost ushers in the events that lead to Scrooge’s ultimate redemption, and in this production we learn how and why Marley appears that fateful night – as well as what happens to him afterward. Ultimately, it’s an emotional journey for Marley and Scrooge.”

Using minimal sets and props, a small cast of talented TOD regulars – Logan Stem, Abigael McGaha, Rob Jenkins and Alana Hoare – will guide the audience through a sometimes humorous, sometimes chilling, sometimes emotional story. While the language is not offensive, younger children would probably not appreciate the nuances of the message and could even be a bit scared at times.

“I’m particularly happy and grateful to have a sponsor for this production,” Huls continues. “Waveriders Coffee, Deli & Pub has stepped up to show their support, and we’d like to show them our support as well. Since they opened at Pirates Quay in Nags Head, they’ve grown into the perfect place to grab a coffee, a sandwich, or a beer – or all three? – and relax in their unique setting.”

Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol was written by Tom Mula and features music composed by Larry Schanker. This Theatre of Dare performance will take place at 7 p.m. December 9, 10, 11, 16 and 17 and at 2 p.m. December 12. Tickets are $10 general admission. TOD recommends theatregoers purchase tickets online at theatreofdareobx.com.

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