Borough of Manhattan Community College and BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center, in partnership with Theatreworks USA, present the holiday classic A Christmas Carol free of charge to celebrate the return of BMCC Tribeca PAC’s operations after being impacted by Hurricane Sandy.
In this musical interpretation of the Charles Dickens classic, we first meet the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge on Christmas Eve, as he is complaining about having to give his clerk, Bob Cratchit, the next day's holiday off. Maintaining that Christmas is merely "humbug," Scrooge refuses to contribute to the local charity's fund for the poor. He even refuses the invitation of his nephew, Fred, to join his family for a holiday celebration. It is only later that night when he is visited by a succession of spirits - the ghost of his deceased partner, Jacob Marley and the Ghosts of Christmas’ Past, Present, and Yet-to-Come - that Ebenezer considers the consequences of his past and present actions and reconsiders his outlook on life. Grateful for a "second chance," Scrooge vows to help his fellow man - including Bob Cratchit and his frail little son, Tiny Tim - and is reunited with his family. Though it may have only been a dream, Ebenezer Scrooge is a changed man.
Ages 5 & Up.
Although admission is free, seating is limited and on a first come, first served basis. The box office will open 12PM on Saturday, December 22 (the day of the show) for ticket distribution.