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Performed by JEFF GARRETT*

December 8-17, 2017

Like all of Charles Dickens' work, A Christmas Carol contains multitudes: a giant cast of characters, each with their own quirky name, memorable tics and distinctive humanity. Veteran Bay Area actor Jeff Garrett now steps up to play them all in a tour-de-force one-man show, Scrooge: The Haunting of Ebenezer. Watch the beloved ghost story come alive as Garrett transforms himself into Bob Cratchit, Jacob Marley, Fezziwig, Tiny Tim, Scrooge and many, many others. No movie or TV special can summon the wit and fire of the original work quite like one man, alone on the stage, tackling every character himself. Glory in Dickens' language and delight in Garrett's audacious skill as a performer in this limited engagement of Scrooge: The Haunting of Ebenezer.

"From the moment [Jeff Garrett] appears on stage... the audience will know they are in good hands" – Charles Kruger of TheatreStorm

Special Ticket Pricing: $35 preview and $40 all other performances

Running time: Approximately 80 minutes (no intermission).

JEFF GARRETT* (Scrooge, et al) loves his job, even if it occasionally requires him to inflate his already ample ego by taking on 31 parts. Previous acting experiences have included being whipped into insensibility by a nun (Marat/Sade), drinking himself into insensibility with a prince (Henry IV, Part 1) and living with a flock of pigeons in the middle of Manhattan (Saint Hugo of Central Park) --- you see the pattern. Recently he has specialized in playing geniuses and barflies. For one of these he received a TBA Award Nomination for Best Principal Actor. He is currently developing 3 projects as a writer --- an adaptation of Huckleberry Finn called Huck In Rehab; The Early Years, a solo piece entitled The Writer At The Party and a piece of pure wishful fantasy called Playing Booth, Seducing Meryl. He hopes you will be moved by Dickens' timeless tale of hope and inspiration. He also hopes you will tweet and Facebook about it mercilessly.

Scenic and sound design Steve Gerlach
Lighting design Mark Hopkins
Properties master Shaun Carroll
Photos: Peter Ruocco

*Member, Actors' Equity Association.

This production is funded, in part, by grants from the following organizations: