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PHOTOS: A Christmas Carol (Guthrie Theater)

The Guthrie Theater’s holiday production of Charles Dickens’ Christmas Carol is an annual tradition for many area theatregoers. The show has been through several incarnations; the current one, now playing at the Wurtele Thrust Stage in Minneapolis, was adapted by British playwright Crispin Whittell and is directed by Guthrie Associate Producer Lauren Keating. Depending on the night, you might catch Nathaniel Fuller or Charity Jones playing Ebeneezer Scrooge – going to prove that humbug can come in all sorts of interesting flavors. Here’s a look at the show:

The ghost of Jacob Marley (John Catron, left) confronts his old business partner Ebeneezer Scrooge (Nathaniel Fuller, right). Scrooge is not especially receptive. Photo by Dan Norman.
Humbug all the time? Not with an expeditious dose of Christmas spirit and figgy pudding. Photo by Dan Norman.
Nathaniel Fuller plays Ebenezer Scrooge (left), the original humbug of popular lore. Photo by Dan Norman.
Aimee K. Bryant (Mrs. Fezziwig/Bunty), Jon Andrew Hegge (Mr. Fezziwig/Bumble/Scrooge’s Priest) and the cast of A Christmas Carol. Photo by Dan Norman.

On the Origin of Costumes

Creative Team

  • Director: Lauren Keating
  • Choreographer: Regina Peluso
  • Composer & Orchestrator: Keith Thomas
  • Music Director: Deborah Wicks La Puma
  • Scenic Designer: Walt Spangler
  • Costume Designer: Mathew J. LeFebvre
  • Lighting Designer: Christopher Akerlind
  • Lighting Design Recreations: Ryan Connealy
  • Sound Designer: Scott W. Edwards
  • Sound Design Recreations: Reid Rejas
  • Voice & Dialect Coach: Foster Johns
  • Dramaturg: Jo Holcomb
  • Stage Manager: Tree O’Halloran
  • Assistant Stage Manager: Katie Hawkinson
  • Assistant Stage Manager: Justin Hossle
  • Assistant Director: H. Adam Harris

Official Synopsis

A miserly and miserable man, Ebenezer Scrooge greets each Christmas with a “Bah, humbug!” until he is visited one Christmas Eve by the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Christmas Present, and Christmas Future. Through a restless night, the spirits show him happy memories from his past, cruel realities from the present and a grim future should he continue his cantankerous ways. Charles Dickens’ timeless tale continues to be a perennial favorite and holiday tradition that invites audiences of all ages to celebrate the merriment of the season with their family and loved ones.  

A Christmas Carol plays now through December 29 at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis, MN.

Twin Cities Arts Reader