A Christmas Carol 2012

November 2, 2012

SAVANNAH, Ga. – All Walks of Life (AWOL) and The City of Savannah Department of Cultural Affairs present A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens and Directed by Jonathan Johnson. The show opens up on November 30, 2012 at 8:00pm with additional show times and dates on December 1st, 7th, 8th and matinee shows at 3:00pm on December 2nd and 9th.


A Christmas Carol was first published in 1843, Dickens culled the story from personal childhood experiences along with various Christmas stories. The book is generally considered one of the greatest influences for the restoration of the Christmas holiday and it has never been out of print.The story’s numerous adaptations include opera, ballet, radio plays, audio recordings, films and stage. In less than a year after the book was published as many as 12 theatrical productions were playing in London.


Famous for it’s storyline of redemption amid the joy of the Christmas season, ole Scrooge must encounter a visit from the well known ghost of Christmas past, present and future. Known for his albeit frugal nature, Scrooge’s journey back through his life gives both moments of despair and joy as audience members learn the true meaning of Christmas. With a visit from his old business partner, Jacob Marley, prepare to be whisked away on a theatrical Christmas journey filled with special affects, spirited song and dance.

“We are excited to be collaborating with DCA for our first annual Christmas show giving area youth a unique opportunity to work with more seasoned adult actors from the community”, DaVena Jordan, Executive Director


The shows Director, Mr. Jonathan Johnson is an Alabama native who has a passion for community and most of all theatre. Jonathan, a recent SCAD graduate first became involved with AWOL through its youth theatre and performing arts program, Act Up!. Jonathan has Directed a wide range of theatrical production to include Ntozke Shange’s For Colored Girls and most recently as a part of his graduate work at SCAD, Before It Hits Home by Cheryl L. West.


“I am very excited to be bring such a timeless classic to Savannah as Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol. This is one of the many pieces from the British Victorian era that exemplifies themes that resonate with me in my passion for community and simple generosity of spirit, attributes instilled in me from early childhood in Alabama. Savannah has such profound Victorian roots with its beautiful people and alluring historic district, making this the perfect setting to present A Christmas Carol this holiday season”, Jonathan Johnson, director.


Through a special partnership with the Savannah Harbor Festival of Lights 2012 tickets will also be available on show nights to experience Savannah’s first ever festival of lights with over 50 larger-than-life lighted, holiday-themed displays and millions of sparkling lights of every color under the rainbow. Its rumored that Fezziwig himself, known as a purveyor of life’s finer things, has already made plans to attend this festive occasion! Be on the look out for appearances from the cast of A Christmas Carol at the Savannah Harbor Festival of Lights.


Show Times: November 30, December 1st, 2nd, 7th, and 8th at 8:00pm. Matinee Shows: December 2nd and 9th at 3:00pm. Tickets are $12.00 for adults and children. For more information visitwww.awolinc.org or call 912-303-4987 or email djordan@awolinc.org.


Tickets are available for purchase at Brown Paper Tickets.com