The Story of A Christmas Carol, Part One
Our story begins on Christmas Eve with Scrooge and his poor clerk Bob Cratchit working away in Scrooge’s counting house—a grim and cheerless place if there ever was one. Cratchit tries to work, but is drawn to the merry sounds of Carolers and folks engaging in last-minute shopping on the street outside. Scrooge has no patience for everyone’s apparent good cheer, and is annoyed to find his clerk so distracted from the tasks at hand. He shouts to the Carolers, “Go somewhere else and bellow your blasted carols or I’ll give you something, all right!” Scrooge is not a charitable man in heart or in spirit. When those with more generosity speak of helping the needy in the spirit of Christmas, he often declares, “The poor, the poor! The poor are not my doing. Are there no prisons? Workhouses? I don’t make merry myself at Christmastime and I can’t afford to make a lot of idle people merry. I help to support the establishments that take care of the poor—they cost enough! Let those who are badly off go there. Christmas! Bah Humbug!” -
Check back soon for our continuing story of A Christmas Carol!
Purchase your tickets for our December 2nd performance at the Peabody Auditorium box office, located at 600 Auditorium Blvd in Daytona Beach, M-F, 10:30 AM-5:30 PM, or visit www.peabodyauditorium.org (additional surcharge added by Ticketmaster for online sales). Discounts available for seniors (65+), children (under 12), military personnel, first responders and large groups when you purchase your tickets at the Peabody box office.
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