The three Spirits of Christmas face their toughest assignment yet: Ebenezer Scrooge.
It’s Christmas Eve, 1843 at the Department of Soul Reclamation, and the Spirits have been assigned a doozy of a case this year: the legendary miser Ebenezer Scrooge. The Ghost of Christmas Past, self-appointed team leader, thinks this assignment is her punishment for her last disastrous mission. Christmas Future knows this case is going down in the history books as their best ever‒if he can get Past to open up to him, that is. Christmas Present… well, Present is just excited to be working with these department legends. This holiday dramedy is the behind-the-scenes story of the Three Spirits of Christmas who must overcome their differences and work together to transform one soul from being ‘hard and sharp as flint’ to ‘as good a man as the good old city knew.’
By Courtney Kessler-Jeffrey
The Ghost of Christmas Past: Female-identifying, any adult age, person of colour. The veteran – talented, competent, and bitter; “glaring” could easily be listed among her special skills. Her work is legendary, but she carries some heavy baggage.
The Ghost of Christmas Present: Any gender identity, any young adult age, any race. The newbie – enthusiastic, bright-eyed & bushy-tailed. Goes through every phase of life throughout the course of the play.
The Ghost of Christmas Future: Male-identifying, any adult age, any race. The recently promoted – Clever and playful, his brilliance and skill are frequently overshadowed by those around him. He has a lot of great, forward-thinking ideas – if only he could get someone to take him seriously.
Ebenezer Scrooge: Male-identifying, 50’s to 60’s, any race, British accent. The voice is key: this is a recorded role; he is never seen onstage.
It is the playwright’s intention for this show to be cast diversely and inclusively. It is strongly encouraged that all races, orientations, genders, abilities, and sizes be considered for these roles.
Pocket Theater, 2017 – directed by Kathryn Stewart
ACT Theatre, 2018 – directed by Kathryn Stewart