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A Christmas Carol

Gerding Theater at the Armory (map) Northwest
Tuesdays-Saturdays, 7:30 p.m. and Sun., Dec. 28, 2 p.m. Continues through Dec. 28 2008

$30-66.50

A Christmas Carol is a chestnut, to be sure, but one that's capable of evoking a real response, as ghosts guide Ebenezer Scrooge through the disappointments and cruelties that make up his past, present, and future. It's fair to say that lavish costumes and a lush, versatile set make Portland Center Stage's adaptation the prettiest piece of holiday eye candy you'll see all season—but this production hits the cheer a little too hard, taking a tone that's so lighthearted and silly it fails to invite any real emotional investment; saying, in effect, "We've all seen this show a hundred times before, so how could anyone take it seriously at this point?" The gimmicky Christmas ghosts are fun to look at, but they seriously undermine the power of Charles Dickens' story. AH

Gerding Theater at the Armory

128 NW 11th, Portland, OR 97205
503-445-3700
Hours: Box Office: Mon–Sat 10am-5:30pm, Sun 12pm-5:30pm
http://www.pcs.org

Venue Hours
  • Box Office: Mon–Sat 10am-5:30pm, Sun 12pm-5:30pm
Event Times
This event is in the past.
  • Tuesdays-Saturdays, 7:30 p.m. and Sun., Dec. 28, 2 p.m. Continues through Dec. 28 2008
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