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Holiday classic, A Christmas Carol, showing to benefit Actors’ Playhouse


The timeless tale of Ebenezer Scrooge comes to thrilling new life as Jefferson Mays plays over 50 roles in a virtuosic, master class of a performance that must be seen to be believed.

Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre and producer Hunter Arnold unofficially began the holiday season early by announcing that a special filmed version of Charles Dickens’ beloved holiday classic A Christmas Carol, starring one of the finest stage actors of our time, Tony Award winner Jefferson Mays, will be released worldwide on Saturday, Nov. 28.

This streaming video event will benefit Actors’ Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre as well as other community, amateur, regional theaters across the country which have been devastated by the pandemic.

Directed by two-time Tony Award nominee Michael Arden, adapted by Mays, Susan Lyons, and Arden, and conceived by Arden and Tony Award nominee Dane Laffrey, the filmed version is based on the wildly acclaimed 2018 production which made its world premiere at Los Angeles’ Geffen Playhouse.

Tickets ($50) for A Christmas Carol are available to purchase via www.onthestage.com/show/actors-playhouse/a-christmas-carol-79981/tickets/5f970fb8960c9d00040155b1.

“A Christmas Carol was my first experience of living theater,” Jefferson Mays said. “My mother and father would read it out loud every year. My father would tell the story with clarity and humanity, while my mother, eyes ablaze, would transform into the characters, from the tortured Jacob Marley, to little Fan and the entire Cratchit family. Both, in their ways, created magic. And now here we are, aspiring to bring this magic to people across the country during this challenging time.”

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