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Friday, November 9, 2018

A Christmas Carol

They say Christmas starts earlier and earlier every year, so we didn’t want to be left behind.  It appears Providence’s Trinity Rep feels the same way, as they’re opening A Christmas Carol – the Dickens classic and Trinity Rep family holiday tradition – at their Chace Theater this weekend.


For 41 years, Trinity Rep has brought Ebenezer, Tiny Tim, and the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future to life, much to the delight of Providence families, who have made this a tough ticket to get in December (another reason for our early heads up.)  Trinity is one of New England’s best regional theaters, so the show is always first-rate; community touches – including kids recruited from the Providence area and a  local choir featured at every performance – make it all the more charming.  A Christmas Carol is performed regularly throughout November and even more regularly in December (through the 30th);  November 9 performance is at 7:30 pm; tickets are $25-39.


By the way, if you’re interested in how the magic is created on-stage, you might want to make a little time for a Lunch and Learn event where production director Laura Smith gives you an insight into backstage theatrical wizardry from noon to 1 on Friday, November 16. Grab a to-go lunch from a local bakery or café, and see what magic they have up their sleeves.