Saturday, December 17, 2016

A Date With Ebenezer

This evening, we make our annual pilgrimage to mid-nineteenth century London in order to spend some quality time with Ebenezer Scrooge, Bob Crachit, Tiny Tim, and the ghost of Jacob Marley.

Margaret and I have been going to McCarter Theatre to see its production of "A Christmas Carol" for the past six years.  The past couple of years, Suzanne and Ryan have joined us.  All four of us are going together, again, tonight. 

This year, however, McCarter Theatre is debuting a brand new production of "A Christmas Carol". As someone who is notoriously resistant to change, I find this more worrisome than exciting.  I loved the production that we have seen every year to date and I especially love the fact that we have made our trip there into - for lack of a better term - a Christmas tradition.  If this new production is not "annual pilgrimage" worthy, then it will likely deliver the kill shot to that tradition. 

No pressure, Ebenezer.  No pressure at all. 


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