Stagg High School

Christmas Carol at Stagg Nov 29 - Dec 1

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The Amos Alonzo Stagg High School Drama Club presents “Christmas Carol” at 7 p.m. Nov. 29 and 30 and Dec. 1 in the Performing Arts Center at the high school, 8015 W. 111th St.

Tickets cost $6 for adults and are sold each night. The box office opens at 6:30 p.m. It’s in the Commons near the Charger horse behind the front desk. Seating is not assigned. The public is invited.

“A Christmas Carol,” written by Charles Dickens in 1843, tells the story of Ebenezer Scrooge, an old man well known for being a miser. He’s visited by series of ghosts on Christmas Eve, starting with his former business partner, Jacob Marley. The main spirits are the Ghost of Christmas Past, the Ghost of Christmas Present and the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come. They show how his behavior affected those around him and by the end he is relieved to know that he still has time to change his ways

When Dickens wrote the story, “there was a tradition for reading host stories at Christmas, hence the numerous spirits that Scrooge encounters,” notes the BBC. “The themes of wealth and injustice are clear comments on the inequalities of wealth distribution in Victorian England.”

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