Guess who’s coming to Elk River this holiday season? (And HE’s not happy about it.)
Welcome to Elk River, Minnesota, home of the Elks, a dozen lakes and one crotchety old miser named Ebenezer Scrooge.
Scrooge is the proprietor of Scrooge & Marley Property Management Ltd. in downtown Elk River. When he’s not counting his properties or evicting delinquent renters, Scrooge scowls and rants at his good-hearted clerk, Bob Cratchit.
But on the best of all days of the year, Christmas Eve, Scrooge is given a chance to redeem his misspent life when he’s visited by three spirits. The Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present (Jolly Old St. Nick) and Yet To Come take him on a midnight journey, in hopes of thawing his chilly heart with the warmth of human kindness — before it’s too late.
The Elk River Area Arts Alliance hosts this original stage production, adapted for Elk River by Minneapolis-based radio play troupe Deadbeats On The Air. “An Elk River Christmas Carol” is an homage to old-time radio and the joys of the yuletide season, with live music, live sound effects, humor, holiday magic and lots of Christmas carol singing.
‘An Elk River Christmas Carol’
Who: ‘An Elk River Christmas Carol,’ is being presented by the Elk River Area Arts Alliance
What: A radio play adaptation with live music, live sound effects and lots of your favorite Christmas carols. Performed by Minneapolis-based radio play troupe Deadbeats Radio Theater.
When: One performance only! 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 10
Where: Elk River High School’s Little Theater
Cost: Tickets $15 adult, $12 senior, $10 student
For more information: Call 763-441-4725 or visit www.elkriverart.org