‘Carol’-ing at the library

Dec 05, 2013
Hampstead Stage Company will bring its “Christmas Carol” to Rockland Public Library.

Rockland — The Hampstead Stage Company will present “A Christmas Carol” Saturday, Dec. 14, at 2 p.m. at Rockland Public Library, 80 Union St. The performance is free and open to local families on a first-come basis; come early for seating, which is limited to 75.

Lasting just under an hour, the perennial favorite holiday play is performed by two actors in full period costume, each playing several roles, and includes audience participation.

Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” is both timeless and universal, the wonderful tale of the miser Ebenezer Scrooge and his clerk Bob Cratchit. Through visits from the spirits of the season, Scrooge learns the true meaning of Christmas. The story allows insight to the class system of Victorian England and encourages audience to help those who are less fortunate.

Hampstead Stage Company is a national touring theater company whose mission is to educate audiences throughout the country by bringing classic literature to life through live theater, sparking interest in reading the classics, instilling a love and appreciation of the arts and preserving theater for future generations.

If time allows, there will be a question and answer session. For more information please contact the library at 594-0310.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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