Charles Dickens’ ‘A Christmas Carol’
When: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday
Where: Gwinnett Federal Credit Union Studio, 128 Pike St., Lawrenceville
More info: 678-226-6222, www.auroratheatre.com
Lawrenceville — The popularity of Aurora Theatre’s newest holiday tradition cannot be contained in a mere 10 performances. The run of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” has been extended through Dec. 23.
Now in his sixth year, Anthony P. Rodriguez is delighting audiences with his compelling solo performance of the holiday classic, “A Christmas Carol.”
Similar to the way Charles Dickens performed his stories by the fireside in Victorian England, Rodriguez focuses on the classic art of storytelling.
Using his voice and mannerisms, Rodriguez brings life to Ebenezer Scrooge, Bob Cratchit, Jacob Marley and the astonishing ghosts found in the greatest Christmas story of all time.
Nestled in the intimate Gwinnett Federal Credit Union Studio, the 90-seat theater is transformed into Dickens’ parlor. Although a few special theatrical effects have been added, this rendition captures the true spirit of Christmas—the joy of giving.
The story is adapted for the stage and directed by Tony Brown.
Aurora Theatre has developed a special touring version for schools that has proved to be popular as well. So much so, the theater is employing an additional actor to fill the demand for booking requests.
Michael Jared Tarver is a member of Aurora Theatre’s Apprentice Company. The Apprentice Company is a new training program which gives emerging professionals post-graduate training and real-world experience in a professional theater setting.
A public performance at 8 p.m. Dec. 20, will feature Tarver in a slightly abbreviated touring version. Tickets for this show are $10.