PAINTSVILLE — A classic of English literature and one of the most popular holiday novels of all time, “A Christmas Carol” returns to Jenny Wiley Theatre. Since its initial publishing in 1843, this timeless story has been adapted for stage and film on numerous occasions, and has enjoyed tremendous commercial success.
“A Christmas Carol” always captivates audiences with its tale of the stingy old miser Ebenezer Scrooge and the ghostly lesson he learns one blustery Christmas Eve. The originality of Dickens’ story remains a fresh and heart-warming holiday tradition.
When asked how this version was different from previous productions of “A Christmas Carol,” Executive Director Martin Childers explained, “This season we opted to go with a new script to freshen up the story for our audiences written for JWT by Adam Doran. The set designed by Scott Aronow has created a Dickensian backdrop, while enabling the technical staff to pull out all the special effect bells and whistles. Kim Willard, who gave audiences an incredible interpretation of ‘The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,’ will be directing the show.”
All performances of “A Christmas Carol” will be held at the Historic Sipp Theatre in Paintsville, beginning Nov. 9. School matinees are also on the schedule. For a complete schedule, show times and to purchase tickets online, visit www.jwtheatre.com or call 877-CALL-JWT.
Educational offerings at Jenny Wiley Theatre are made possible in part by a grant from EQT and with support from The Kentucky Arts Council. Special thanks go to the Paintsville Tourism Commission and The Paintsville Mainstreet Program.
Jenny Wiley Theatre’s mission is to enhance the quality of life in Eastern Kentucky by providing professional theatre and exceptional educational opportunities in the performing arts. JWT is a non-profit organization and receives funding from individuals, corporations, Prestonsburg Convention and Visitors Bureau, Paintsville Tourism, The City of Pikeville, the Kentucky Arts Council, and the Kentucky Department of Travel. The Kentucky Arts Council, the state arts agency, supports Jenny Wiley Theatre with state tax dollars and federal funding from the National Endowment for the Arts.