Wellesley Theatre Project's 'A Christmas Carol'


Scrooge (Jack Mayer) and Mrs. Dilber (Jackie Scholl) rehearse together. Above photo and below article courtesty The Wellesley Townsman

Wellesley Theatre Project will present "A Christmas Carol" at 7 p.m. Dec. 16; 2 and 7 p.m. Dec. 17; and 2 and 6 p.m. Dec. 18 at the WTP West Studio, 98 R. Central St., Wellesley. Charles Dickens's "A Christmas Carol" tells the story of Ebenezer Scrooge and his transformation into a gentler, kinder man after visitations by various ghosts.

"We had such a wonderful time bringing 'A Christmas Carol' to life last year, and we can't wait to do so again," said director Hillary Drew. "This year, there are students revisiting some old friends and new students diving into this timeless piece for the first time."
This production class began rehearsing in October and features a cast limited to those selected for roles after an audition of 17 students between the ages of 7 and 15. Cast members of "A Christmas Carol" reside in Wellesley as well as neighboring communities, including Natick, Waban, Needham, Dover and Medfield.

"A Christmas Carol" production staff includes Hillary Drew, director; Megan Pillsbury, costume designer; Ben Rush, set designer; and Seif Cristobal, lighting designer. Registration is open for WTP's winter/spring classes and productions of "Willy Wonka Jr." and "Spring Awakening."

A limited number of tickets are available at $15 for adults and $10 for students and seniors and may be purchased online or at the door. For information and tickets: 781-235-1550 or visit Wellesley Theatre Project