A Classic and A Modern Tale of Christmas from Blackfriars Theater

Blackfriars Theater Warms Up the Holidays with These Plays

A Christmas CarolAttending a play at the American Shakespeare Center is always a treat, any time of the year. But during the holidays? Blackfriars is a must! And this season is no exception.

Each year, ASC presents Dickens’ classic play, A Christmas Carol, with all the exuberance and enthusiasm you would expect from this world-class theater.

Scrooge, the Cratchits, Tiny Tim, Marley, and the rest of the characters are back and ready to entertain Christmas audiences.

In fact, it just wouldn’t be Christmas without them!

But what makes this classic such a treat for ASC audiences? As with all the plays, the audience is right in the middle of the tale.

There will be surprises, new twists, and plenty of musical cheer for everyone. We’re sure your Christmas spirit will soar with this magical performance! Check the calendar for performance days and times.

Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some)

Blackfriars Theater Christmas StoryAnd then there’s the other end of the spectrum…

This hilarious romp through every Christmas tale ever told starts with three actors who decide they don’t want to perform A Christmas Carol again.

The play opens with the three preparing for a traditional production of Dickens’ play.

However, that soon devolves into an adoring, if slightly irreverent, look at America’s love of Christmas tales, as well as Christmas traditions from around the world.

The trio lovingly satirizes almost all of our most treasured holiday stories.

From the animated TV specials, A Charlie Brown Christmas, Frosty the Snowman, How the Grinch Stole Christmas to more sobering tales like The Gift of the Magi, It’s A Wonderful Life, and, of course, A Christmas Carol, it’s a mad, funny frolic of parody and song.

Family-friendly and fast-paced, it’s a rollercoaster ride of holiday fun, carols, laughter, and joy! You’ll leave with your own Christmas spirit soaring.

Take advantage of the Inn at Old Virginia’s Warm Hugs Special, and make plans to see these fabulous shows!


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