A Christmas Carol
adapted by JulieAnn Charest Govang
- NARRATOR: The storyteller
- EBENEZER SCROOGE: A cynical old man whose greatest
concern is money.
- JACOB MARLEY: Scrooge’s dead business partner and
- GHOST OF CHRISTMAS PAST: A gentle “old soul” type.
- GHOST OF CHRISTMAS PRESENT: A jovial and boisterous
- GHOST OF CHRISTMAS FUTURE: A devastatingly dark
- BOB CRATCHIT (Scrooge’s Clerk): A proud, noble man
with a heart of gold.
- MRS. CRATCHIT: Bob Cratchit’s Wife, a spirited,
- 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
- 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
- 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!
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 action of play is never shown
in an exact location, but is described by the sounds and line deliveries of
the actors themselves.
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,
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
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