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A Christmas Carol adapted by JulieAnn Charest Govang

ISBN 1-60513-145-8
JAC #2012-0001


The Cast
  • NARRATOR: The storyteller
  • EBENEZER SCROOGE: A cynical old man whose greatest concern is money.
  • JACOB MARLEY: Scrooge’s dead business partner and friend.
  • GHOST OF CHRISTMAS PAST: A gentle “old soul” type.
  • GHOST OF CHRISTMAS PRESENT: A jovial and boisterous type.
  • GHOST OF CHRISTMAS FUTURE: A devastatingly dark presence.
  • BOB CRATCHIT (Scrooge’s Clerk): A proud, noble man with a heart of gold.
  • MRS. CRATCHIT: Bob Cratchit’s Wife, a spirited, feisty woman.
  • PETER CRATCHIT: Bob Cratchit’s Oldest Son
  • MARTHA CRATCHIT: Bob Cratchit’s Daughter
  • MATTHEW CRATCHIT: Bob Cratchit’s Son
  • “TINY” TIM CRATCHIT: Bob Cratchit’s Youngest Son
  • FRED: Scrooge’s Nephew, very good-natured, with a true love for his uncle (despite no reciprocation whatsoever). He has a hearty laugh.
  • YOUNG SCROOGE: Scrooge as a young man.
  • BELLE: Scrooge’s Lost Love
  • FAN: Scrooge’s Young Sister
  • FEZZIWIG: Scrooge’s First Employer, a jolly soul with a love for life and all who live.
  • OLD JOE: A very greedy, unethical old man, who does what he does to survive.
  • CHARWOMAN: A very greedy, unethical old woman, like Old Joe.
  • LAUNDRESS: Another very greedy, unethical old woman, like the Charwoman.
  • BUSINESSMAN/WOMAN #1: Collector of alms for the poor.
  • BUSINESSMAN/WOMAN #2: Collector of alms for the poor.
  • GENTLEMAN/WOMAN #1:
  • GENTLEMAN/WOMAN #2:
  • GENTLEMAN/WOMAN #3:
  • GENTLEMAN/WOMAN #4:
  • YOUNG BOY: A neighborhood kid.
  • CAROLLER: A Caroller.
  • FRED’S HOUSEMAID: A young, perky young woman, innocent to a fault.

NOTE: Double and triple casting possible!

Synopsis
Ebenezer Scrooge is a cynical old man whose greatest concern is money, and who regards compassion as a luxury he can't afford. On Christmas Eve, Scrooge is visited by the ghost of Jacob Marley, his former business partner, who arranges for Scrooge to be visited by three spirits in an attempt to show him the error of his ways— the Ghosts of Christmas’ Past, Present, and Future. The spirits force Scrooge to examine the failings of his own life, as well as the bravery and optimism of his loyal but ill-treated employee Bob Crachit. In this adaptation, an ensemble of youth and/or adults portray at least one role each, as well as creating live sound effects to enhance the performance, perfect for a staged-reading and/or radio play.

The Setting
The action of play is never shown in an exact location, but is described by the sounds and line deliveries of the actors themselves.

Author Biography
JulieAnn Charest Govang, has been involved in theatre and the arts for about 35 years, which is only a drop in the bucket for some, but for JulieAnn, its a considerable amount of time. She has been seen onstage throughout Massachusetts, and has also enjoyed a very positive directing career.  She is using whatever resources she has to spread the wealth she's found in the arts to as many people as she can.  One of the more recent resources has been herself!  For classes and teaching purposes, JulieAnn has taken to writing original works and adapting current stories to suit the needs of her students. A Christmas Carol was adapted for a one-act fundraiser for her school's Spring musical, but JulieAnn has her eyes on a few other books she hopes to collaborate on with others to make into full-length musicals for youth.

For JulieAnn, motherhood, JAC Publishing (since 2004) and New England Entertainment Digest (since 1995), working with Concord Youth Theatre, and being a substitute teacher and drama director in her region's schools pretty much monopolizes her time and has hindered most of her personal theatrical ventures. See JulieAnn's Resume! or download her Directing or Acting resume specifically. However, if someone famous with lots of funding to do great things is reading this, please contact her immediately about being your stage director, actress and/or vocalist.  She more than willing to make the time to be featured in future projects. Visit JulieAnn's Author Page on Amazon.com!

 

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