Thursday, Friday & Saturday, December 18, 19 & 20 at 7:30
Westmont College's Porter Theatre
$18 for adults, $12 for students & seniors
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ticket for every adult ticket purchased
Additional children's tickets $8
Lit Moon's version of Charles Dickens' immortal Christmas tale "A Christmas Carol" returns this holiday season to delight local audiences.
First staged in 2007, the Lit Moon version highlights Dickens' vivid language and haunting atmospheres, in a story about the Christmastime transformation of the flinty, crusty old miser, Ebenezer Scrooge.
In October 2014, Lit Moon traveled to Asia for the first time to participate in the 6th International Festival of the National Theatre of China, in Beijing.
The company played "Hamlet" to sold-out audiences in the Studio Theatre for this biannual festival, organized by National Theatre Vice-President, Wang Xiaoying.
The four other invited companies included Bitola National Theatre (who played their production of "Henry VI, Part 3," directed by Lit Moon Artistic Director John Blondell), along with National Theatre of China, Frankfurt Shauspiel, Malthouse Theatre (Melbourne), and Yohangza Theatre (Seoul).
"The trip to China was a once-in-a-lifetime experience," says Blondell. "It was intense and vivid, and we will never forget the great opportunity to play Shakespeare's most famous play in the Chinese capitol."
The company also had time to sightsee, including trips to the Forbidden City, the Temple of Heaven, and the Great Wall.
"The company performed beautifully, and audience members stayed and stayed after each performance to talk long into the night, about the play, our approach to it, and their reactions to it," adds Blondell. "It was wild!"