Aurora Theatre’s A Christmas Carol Extended through December 23, 2012


Anthony Rodriguez in Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. Photo by James Helms

The popularity of Aurora Theatre’s newest holiday tradition cannot be contained in a mere 10 performances. The run of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carolhas been extended through December 23, 2012.

Now in his sixth year, Anthony P. Rodriguez is delighting audiences with his compelling solo performance of the holiday classic, A Christmas Carol. Similar to the way Charles Dickens performed his stories by the fireside 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 astonishing ghosts found in the greatest Christmas story of all time. Nestled in the intimate Gwinnett Federal Credit Union Studio, the 90-seat theatre is transformed into Mr. Dickens’ parlor. Although a few special 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.

Aurora Theatre has developed a special touring version for schools that has proved to be popular as well. So much so, the theatre is employing an additional actor, to fill the demand for booking requests. Michael Jared Tarver is a member of Aurora Theatre’s Apprentice Company. The Apprentice Company is a new training program which gives emerging professionals post-graduate training and real-world experience in a professional theatre setting. A public performance on December 20, 2012 at 8:00pm will feature Mr. Tarver in a slightly abbreviated touring version. Tickets for this special show are only $10.

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

Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol

Continues through December 23, 2012
Performances are Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m.
Special Thursday Night opening Performance November 29 at 8 p.m.
Tickets $15