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A timeless holiday tale will grace the stage of the R.H. Channing Auditorium. Theatre troupe Ham Sandwich will present A Christmas Carol on Friday, Dec. 13 and Saturday, Dec. 14. “It’s one of those classic Christmas shows,” said director Beth Heine.

A timeless holiday tale will grace the stage of the R.H. Channing Auditorium.
Theatre troupe Ham Sandwich will present A Christmas Carol on Friday, Dec. 13 and Saturday, Dec. 14.
“It’s one of those classic Christmas shows,” said director Beth Heine.
Heine said the production will be “reasonably” faithful to Charles Dickens’ famous novella, though time-saving edits have been made.
“You’ve got your spirits and your Cratchits and Tiny Tim,” she said.
Filling the lead role of Ebenezer Scrooge is Ham Sandwich veteran John Taylor, whose proven talent for portraying both warm and cold characters will come in handy.
Heine said A Christmas Carol is a good fit for the ever-evolving roster of Ham Sandwich players.
The two-night production will feature “quite a mix of new and experienced performers,” she said.
Heine, a Ham Sandwich regular directing her second play, finds the Dickens tale – now 170 years old – compelling.
“It represents so much of what Christmas could mean or should mean to people,” she said, “and maybe that chance to look at your life and sort of see, where are you right now? And where would you like to be?”
Both performances will get underway at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available at Northern Rainbow’s End and, pending availability, the door.