‘A Christmas Carol’ Opens Friday At Albright Theatre

BATAVIA, IL — “A Christmas Carol” is opening Friday at the Albright Community Theatre, concluding the playhouse’s 2022 season while also ushering in the Christmas season.

The classic holiday story based on Charles Dickens’ 1843 novella of the same name tells the story of Ebenezer Scrooge, a miser who despises Christmas and becomes redeemed by three visiting spirits. The play runs until Dec. 11 at the theater, located on the third floor of the Batavia Government Center, 100 N. Island Ave.

“This is still an incredibly relevant story to the world of today, which is something we hope to bring out in our production,” director Katy Steele, of Aurora, said in a statement. “It’s easy to see why ‘A Christmas Carol’ is such a beloved tradition. And our cast has worked hard to make sure that everyone will leave the theatre feeling the Christmas spirit.”

The production features Ann Myrna, of Naperville, as stage manager and Batavia resident Erin Milhousen as tech manager. Cast members represent several surrounding towns:

  • Rob Nowak, of Aurora
  • Erin Cauley, of South Elgin
  • Jon Witt, of Naperville
  • Jeannine Collins, of Carol Stream
  • Justin Wrobel of Geneva
  • Steve Sturm of Woodstock
  • Tonya, Elliot and Jackson Cook, of Batavia
  • Judy Swanson, of Sugar Grove
  • Madeline Bertrand, of Glen Ellyn
  • Derek Beigh, of Naperville
  • Lily Hammon, of River Grove
  • JP Quirk, of South Elgin
  • Tamra Ashby, of Batavia
  • Rich LeCropane, of Oswego
  • Susan and Jessica Foody, of Sugar Grove
  • James Knapp, of Warrenville
  • Adam Mareska, of Batavia
  • Nicky, Genevieve, Nora and Mimi O’Shea, of Batavia

Performances start at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 2, 3, 9 and 10, with matinee showings beginning at 2:30 p.m. Dec. 3, 4, 10 and 11. Tickets to the show, which can be purchased online or at the theater’s box office, cost $23 for adults and $18 for students and seniors over 65.

Although reservations are recommended, tickets will also be available for cash or credit card purchases at the box office on the day of a show while seats are available.

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