Christmas play no ‘humbug’

Published: Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT
Provided photo "A Christmas Carol" will be performed at the Stage Coach Theater in DeKalb this weekend. This photo is from the company's 2012 production.

DeKALB - Stage Coach Players’ holiday presentation of “A Christmas Carol,” based on the book by Charles Dickens and adapted by director Amanda Smothers, will open Thursday, Dec. 12, at Stage Coach Theater in DeKalb.

Ebenezer Scrooge (Denny Boynton) has lost his only friend, his business partner Jacob Marley (Norm Read). Seven years have passed since Marley’s Christmas death, and Scrooge has not changed a bit. He still refuses to give to the poor, and only grudgingly gives his employee Christmas Day off, and he still refuses his nephew’s offer of Christmas dinner. He dismisses the whole holiday as a “humbug.”

But, on this particular Christmas, his dreary home will be visited by Spirits from Christmases Past (Isaiah Panke), Present (Kara Wilkins) and Yet to Come (Nick Slider). Through these visits Scrooge will eventually discover the true meaning of Christmas.

Performances are Dec. 12 through 15. A new, unwrapped toy donation for Toys for Tots will grant admission to the Saturday matinee. For more information, visit or call 815-758-1940.

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