2008-11-27 / Entertainment

"A Christmas Carol" Returns To Mercersburg's Star Theatre

Tri-state actors bring to life the immortal Dickens classic "A Christmas Carol" at the historic Star Theatre in Mercersburg. This magnificent presentation has been adapted for the Star Theatre stage by local playwright Marcus Steinour, and is being directed by Greencastle resident Jeff Wine, whose credits include numerous theatrical productions as well as work on six films and movies.

Veteran actor Eric Hurd stars as the stingy Ebenezer Scrooge. Dance numbers feature Victorian-era choreography by local actress/dance instructor Kasey Schaub, who also plays the dual roles of Belle and Mrs. Cratchit. Also featured are Adrian Norris as Bob Cratchit, Jeff Czerbinski as Scrooge's nephew Fred, Stephen Bender as the Ghost of Jacob Marley, Katelyn Shreiner as the Ghost of Christmas Past, Doug Rice as the Ghost of Christmas Present and Kenny Lee as the Ghost of Christmas Future.

Evening performances are Thursday through Saturday, December 4- 6, at 7:30 p.m. with matinees on Saturday and Sunday, December 6 and 7, at 2:00 p.m. Advance ticket prices are $10 for adults and $8 for children 12 and under, and can be purchased in Mercersburg at Jane's Market and James Buchanan Pub as well as the Capitol Theatre in Chambersburg, the Antrim House in Greencastle and The Parlor House in Waynesboro. Tickets will also be available at the door. For group rates or information, call 717-325-1024.

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