A classic Christmas treasure to be presented at the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park

December 6, 2011 by  

The Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park will be presenting “A Christmas Carol” December 1 through December 30 in the Robert S. Marx Theatre. Now in its 21st year, the performance of Charles Dickens’ classic Christmas story has become a treasured holiday tradition for tri-state families and other residents in and around the Cincinnati area.

“A Christmas Carol” was first published by the Chapman & Hall publishing house and printing company in 1843. The novella was an instant success, selling nearly 10,000 copies in less than two weeks. The Christmas tale became Dickens’ most popular work and is recognized and treasured today as a classic Christmas tradition. It was translated into almost every language in the world and millions of copies have been produced by print companies around the world since the books introduction more than a century ago.

The Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park’s version of the classic Christmas tale was adapted by Howard Dallin and was first performed in 1990. This year, the U.S. Bank presents the stage adaptation of this classic story with stunning performers and a bit of stage magic. Ebenezer Scrooge, Tiny Tim, and a host of other characters will magically come to life as the ghosts of Christmas past, present, and future visit the grouchy Ebenezer on Christmas Eve to open his eyes to the truth about himself. The audience will be transported back in time to see the old man’s first love, his business partner and clerk, as well as others who have helped him and treated him with kindness throughout the years. Watch as Scrooge’s heart is magically transformed and witness a Christmas miracle.