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A Christmas Carol (2023)

A Reimagined Holiday Favorite

December 1 – 23

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Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm

Saturdays and Sundays at 2:30pm

Wednesday & Thursday at 7pm

General Admission: $31

Students / Seniors (65+): $28

Children (under 12): $18

This show is not included in our subscription packages.

Our neighbor "The Puddle Dock" restaurant and its sister restaurant "Tour" on Lafayette Road, are both offering a 10% discount on food to Players' Ring patrons! Visit their websites to reserve, and present your ticket when you ask for your check.

HRCU is proud to sponsor The Players’ Ring Theatre!

Our commitment to the arts goes beyond the stage; it’s about fostering a vibrant and inclusive cultural landscape right here in our community. Since 1962, HRCU has served more than 24,000 members as a community credit union throughout New Hampshire and York County, Maine. We pride ourselves on helping our members achieve their financial goals through a compassionate and personalized approach. Please join us in celebrating the magic of the arts, supporting incredible talents, and nurturing the creative spirit of our community.

Show Sponsor: HRCU

Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol (2023)

Adapted by Tom Frey in cooperation with Ensemble Players
Directed by Debra Martuscello Wiley

This timeless tale has been produced at the Ring for 28 consecutive years, surprising you Christmas after Christmas with an interesting adaptation, a different director, a new design... This coming Holiday Season, Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" will come to life onto the intimate Ring's stage in the adaptation of Tom Frey, a Maine-based Dickens' scholar who extensively researched the author's own notes from his live readings in the UK and the US! True to the original and very dynamic, this production is made extra special by the punctuation of uplifting a cappella music, as Madrigal singers act as narrators who help Scrooge in his journey to redemption, together with all of your favorite characters and ghosts from the original novella.

RUNTIME: 2 hours with intermission


Ebenezer Scrooge – Mike Pomp

Bob Cratchit/Undertaker/Fezziwig Guest – Brian Miskinis

Mrs. Cratchit/Madrigal Captain/Laundress/Fezziwig Guest/Party Guest – Maggie O’Neill

Peter/Young Man Ebenezer/Man on The Street/Madrigal/Party Guest – Tim White

Tiny Tim/Schoolboy Ebenezer/Ignorance – Ben Crimmins

Tiny Tim/Schoolboy Ebenezer/Ignorance – Lucy Schnaars

Christmas Past/Fred’s Wife/Madrigal/Fezziwig Guest – Merranda Donnelly

Charity Man/Christmas Present/Fiddler – Johnathan Bailey

Jacob Marley/Fred/Christmas Future/Fezziwig Guest – Jeff Cabral

Mr. Fezziwig/Man on the Street/Party Guest /Madrigal – Paul Strand

Mrs. Fezziwig/Party Guest/Maid – Megan Dubois

Dick Wilkins/Belle's Husband/Old Joe/Fezziwig Guest/Madrigal – Jonathan Farrand

Martha/Fan/Want/Boy In The Street – Bexley Parkington

Belle/Party Guest/Madrigal/Fezziwig Guest – Sammi Soprano


Music Directors – David Moore & Maggie O'Neill

Choreographer & Dialect Coach – Lesley Gallagher

Set & Lighting Design – Bretton Reis

Sound - Debra Martuscello Wiley & Mike Pomp

Costume Design – Rae Strand

Dance Captain - Sammi Soprano

Stage Manager – Elaine St. Jean

Directed by Debra Martuscello Wiley

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