Updated Fri, Mar 30, 2012 6:57 pm
The Brick Monkey Theater Ensemble will present a script-in-hand reading of An Appalachian Christmas Carol on Sunday, April 1 at Stuart’s Opera House, located on the Public Square in Nelsonville, Ohio.
Spinning the traditional ghost story and tale of redemption, An Appalachian Christmas Carol honors Southeast Ohio’s rich coal mining and labor union heritage, while simultaneously celebrating the spirit of the season.
The Brick Monkey Theater Ensemble has adapted Dickens' beloved classic and moved it to our own backyard: A Southeast Ohio mining town during the years of 1880-1907. With Ebenezer Scrooge as the mine’s owner (who also controls the company store), the familiar takes on the immediate.
Along with members of Brick Monkey, the cast includes Athens and Nelsonville community members, and students from West Elementary and the Ohio University School of Theater. This script-in-hand reading will include live music and will be followed by an audience talk-back session.
The Brick Monkey Theater Ensemble and An Appalachian Christmas Carol are funded in part by an Arts Access Grant from the Ohio Arts Council. Sunday's show time is 2 p.m. For more information, visit www.brickmonkey.org or follow the ensemble on Facebook.