The Theater Program at Jacksonville College, now in its new home, the Mary S. Lewis Theater on the former Joe Wright Campus, will present “Scrooge,” a Reader’s Theater adaptation of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, on November 20 and 21, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.  

The story was adapted by Evelyn James and Katherine Arnold.

Everyone is familiar with the story of the miserly, heartless old Scrooge who is changed forever when he is forced, by the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future, to face what he has become and what kind of life he has chosen for himself. In this adaptation, a “grandmother” reads the story aloud, and a few actors, playing many roles, read the parts of the various characters.

Mary S. Lewis, head of the Theater Program, will direct the play. Amy Sherman, theater program instructor, is the set designer; JC sophomore Hannah Ward is the stage manager. Shenell Mobley will design lights and sound, while Daisey Little will be working crew.

Appearing in the play will be Jacksonville College theater students Jessica Holland, Ashlynn Petty, Nick Thomason, Heather Vassar, Correy Hemphill, and Matt Monds.  

Other JC students who will take roles in this production include Jessica Jones, Steven Barr, and Christian Rothrock. An alumnus of the college, Rob Carter, also appears in the production.

Music will be provided by members of the Jacksonville College Choir.

Tickets for the show are $5 adults and $4 for students, and are available at the door, as well as in advance at the college's business office.  Only 125 tickets are available for each night of the production.  

Special rates are available for groups of 10 or more.

For more information, please contact Mary S. Lewis at 903-589-7132 or

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