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Need a Little Christmas? Visit Playhouse 22 for a Dickens of a Time

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Fred Dennehy as Scrooge and Chris Rowland as the Spirit of Christmas Present in the 21st annual production of "A Christmas Carol" at Playhouse 22. Credits: Playhouse 22
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EAST BRUNSWICK -- Jacob Marley returns from the grave to haunt his old partner Ebenezer Scrooge, carrying the heavy chains formed by his bad deeds in life.  He is showing up just in time for the return of A Christmas Carol  to Playhouse 22 for the 21st year. 

The show runs December 9 - 18 with performances on Fridays at 8 p.m.; Saturdays at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m.  Guests for the performance at 4 p.m. on Saturday, December 10 and Saturday, December 17 will be able to come on stage to take photos with Santa Claus. 

Directed and adapted by Tony Adase, A Christmas Carol at Playhouse 22 is based on the Charles Dickens' novel by the same name.  This timeless tale is the story of a miserable miser who learns to keep Christmas in his heart with the help of several ghostly visitations.

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Starring Fred Dennehy as Ebenezer Scrooge, with Jackie Master as the Spirit of Christmas Past, Chris Rowland as the Spirit of Christmas Present, and Peter Reimann as the Ghost of Jacob Marley; Playhouse 22's production has been seen by more than 10,000 people since its first performance in 1995.  

All tickets are $15, and can be purchased online at Playhouse22.org; calling the Box Office at (732) 254-3939; or at the door on the day of the performance.

Playhouse 22 is conveniently located at the East Brunswick Community Arts Center, 721 Cranbury Road, East Brunswick.

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