The Humber River Shakespeare Company presents its annual original production of the Dickens holiday classic, A Christmas Carol. This December, gather with friends and family as five enormously talented actors (Claire Frances Muir, Kevin Hammond, Mark Huisman, Christopher Kelk, and Sara Moyle), armed with exquisite costumes designed by multiple Dora Award nominee Nina Okens and a trunk full of story-telling treasures, bring to life the timeless tale of greed, ghosts and salvation. This year's tour of A Christmas Carol has expanded to include 11 venues including the addition of the McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Belfountain Community Centre and Casa Loma.
Now entering its sixth season, the Humber River Shakespeare Company continues to offer professional and accessible theatre year-round to communities in the Humber Watershed and beyond – from touring Shakespeare-in-the-Park in the summer, to innovative and original Canadian works in unique spaces in the fall.
Humber River Shakespeare's adaptation of A Christmas Carol started as a reading for three holiday events in the GTA. After two years the script was expanded, scenes, masks and puppetry were added, and the result is an hour long production that audiences have embraced as an annual tradition. HRSC Artistic Director Kevin Hammond explains the motivation behind the production: "Performing 'A Christmas Carol' is our way of giving back and sharing a universal message of hope and charity and kindness. It is a treat and an honour to perform the show each year and I am always amazed at how moved the audiences are."
Whether by the fire in a Victorian era hotel at Montgomery's Inn, picturesque gallery theatre of the McMichael Canadian Art Collection, the vaulted castle walls of Casa Loma, or in the beautifully conceived Alton Mill, this charming one hour performance will warm the hearts of Tiny Tims and Scrooges alike.
Seating is limited. Guaranteed tickets are available on line at www.humberrivershakespeare.ca. Adults: $15, Children $10.
December 6 - 23
Dec 6 – Montgomery's Inn (Toronto), 7pm
Dec 7 – Christ Church Parish Hall (Kettleby), 7pm
Dec 8 – Montgomery's Inn (Toronto), 2pm
Dec 9 – McMichael Canadian Art Collection (Kleinburg), 1:30pm - Ticket price included in Gallery admission.
Dec 11 – Emmanuel Presbyterian Church (Schomberg), 7pm
Dec 12 – St. Paul's Runnymede Church (Toronto), 7:30pm
Dec 13 – Montgomery's Inn (Toronto), 7pm
Dec 14 – Montgomery's Inn (Toronto), 7pm
Dec 15 – Aurora Cultural Centre (Aurora), 2pm – Presented as part of A Victorian Christmas
Dec 16 – Alton Mill, 2pm
Dec 20 – Belfountain Community Centre (Caledon), 7pm
Dec 21 – Sheridan Park Alliance Church (Mississauga), 7pm
Dec 22 – Montgomery's Inn (Toronto), 2pm