Tuesday, December 16, 2014

NC Stage celebrates the holidays with encore performance of "Jacob Marley's Christmas Carol"

Ensemble Theatre Company, in conjunction with North Carolina Stage Company, is proud to present Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol!  The show is playing exclusively at NC Stage in downtown Asheville, from December 17th- December 28th.

Under the direction of Andrew Hampton Livingston and starring Michael MacCauley, this one man, tour-de-force performance is not to be missed. 

“Scrooge? I have to redeem old Scrooge? The one man I knew who was worse than I was? Impossible!"  So begins the journey of Jacob Marley's heroic behind-the-scenes efforts to save old Scrooge's soul—and in the process, save his own. Aided by Bogle, a mischievous little sprite with an agenda of his own, their hilarious journey takes them from the depths of the underworld to the stars above! This irreverent, funny, and ultimately, deeply moving story retells Dickens' classic with warmth and infectious zest. This thrilling performance is sure to become a holiday classic for generations to come, and has been performed to rave reviews and standing ovations in theatres across the country!

During the entire run of the show, the Children First holiday drive will be in the lobby.  NC Stage is partnering with Children First to collect items for “Bedtime in a Bag” which include toiletry items, pajamas, and children’s stories!   December 27th, 2013 is a special holiday benefit day with a portion of ticket sales from the 2:00 PM Matinee being donated to benefit Children First.

Here is what the critics had to say about this remarkable show:

“The verbal and physical virtuosity of MacCauley’s embodiment of Mula’s play is masterful, interpreting the voices of 16 varied characters with almost gymnastic physical power”. Asheville Citizen-Times. 

“MacCauley, giving us Marley and Scrooge in dialogue, and more than a dozen other voices – male, female, animal – offers a tour-de-force bravado performance.” 

North Carolina Stage Company is Asheville’s only professional theatre celebrating its 13th year producing plays for the Asheville Community.  Founded by Charlie and Angie Flynn-McIver, the theatre has been voted Best Local Theatre 9 out of the past 10 years in the Mountain Xpress Best of Reader’s Poll.  NC Stage was also recently awarded the prestigious American Theatre Wing National Theatre Company Grant.

For more information and a full calendar of events, visit www.ncstage.org or call (828) 239-0263.

Jacob Marley Information
Where: North Carolina Stage Company, 15 Stage Lane in downtown Asheville, NC
Dates: December 17th- December 28th, 2014
Performances: Wednesday-Saturday at 7:30 PM, Sunday at 2:00 PM
Week of Christmas: Tuesday at 7:30; Friday and Saturday at 7:30; Saturday and Sunday at 2:00 PM
            Two performances on Saturday December 27th at 2:00 PM and 7:30 PM 
Children First Benefit: Saturday, December 27th at 2:00 PM
Ticket Prices: $15-$28 tiered pricing based on seating. Student tickets are $10 anytime! 

Tickets are available by calling 828-239-0263 or visiting us online at ncstage.org

Discounts are offered for groups of 6 or more.

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