One-Man Christmas Carol, the Tradition Continues at Aurora Theatre

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Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol at Aurora Theatre

Anthony Rodriguez in Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. Photo by Ken Mucke.

Anthony Rodriguez is back for a 5th year with his compelling solo performance of the holiday classic, A Christmas Carol. Not unlike the way Charles Dickens performed his story in Victorian England, Mr. Rodriguez focuses on the classic art of storytelling. Using his voice and mannerisms, Rodriguez brings life to Ebenezer Scrooge, Bob Cratchit, Jacob Marley and the remarkable ghosts found in the greatest Christmas story of all time.

The exhilarating one-man Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol returns for a limited 3-week engagement December 1 – 18, 2011. Nestled in the intimate 80-seat Gwinnett Federal Credit Union Studio, the theater is transformed to make you feel Mr. Dickens has personally invited you into his parlor. Although a few amazing theatrical effects have been added, this rendition captures the true spirit of Christmas – the joy of giving. The story is adapted for the stage and directed by Tony Brown, who also directed last season’s heart-warming comedy hit, Over the River and Through the Woods.

“Although it is a daunting task taking on this production, it inspires me the entire holiday season,” explains Aurora Theatre’s Producing Artistic Director Anthony Rodriguez. “This year, I get to do this show for Gwinnett County students in a series of weekday matinees. My gift to the students will be similar to Scrooge’s revelation – the greatest gift we can receive is the joy of giving.”

Programming in Aurora Theatre’s Gwinnett Federal Credit Union Studio is possible through generous support from Georgia Gwinnett College and the Metropolitan Atlanta Arts Fund.

Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, adapted for the stage by Director Tony Brown, runs December 1 – 18, 2011 with performances are Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. There will be a special Thursday Night opening performance on December 1 at 8 p.m.

Tickets are $15. For tickets and more inforamtion, please call 678-226-6222 or visit www.auroratheatre.com.