The Suffield Players are ready to impart some holiday cheer with our annual holiday benefit featuring the classic tale by Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol, adapted for stage by Ryan Bird. One weekend only, Dec. 3 and 4 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 5 at 2 p.m. at Mapleton Hall, 1305 Mapleton Ave. in Suffield.
See the power of redemption as we follow the story of Ebenezer Scrooge who learns that it’s never too late to change. Director Lisa Parker shares, “If you look around, you’ll see numerous productions of A Christmas Carol in the area. That’s pretty amazing for a story that’s over 175 years old. But its familiarity is its appeal, especially this year when our traditional holiday celebrations are still in flux due to the pandemic.”
Keeping to the Players’ tradition of holiday shows with a minimum of rehearsal and a maximum of fun, some of the actors will perform with scripts in hand. “Not having to memorize lines gives the cast more freedom to explore these classic characters,” Parker added. “Dickens wanted us to see our own human nature in these characters, however funny or flawed we may be.”
General admission, no reservations needed. $10 suggested donation with all proceeds for maintenance of historic Mapleton Hall.
All audience members must wear masks inside the theater. Adults must also show proof of COVID vaccination. Children under 12 welcome if they are fully vaccinated or if they have a negative COVID test. See suffieldplayers.org for COVID-19 guidelines.