A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by Charles Dickens
Adapted for Radio Drama by Ignatz Ratskywatsky for Red Room Radio Redux (R4).
Performed live at the new Red Room International Village
Friday, Dec 11 at 8:00 PM and Saturday, Dec 12 at 2:30 PM
2015.12.11 (五) 晚上 8:00 / 2015.12.12 (六) 下午 2:30
Your Patronage 票價
預訂 NTD 300 ACCUPASS/現場購票 NTD 400 at the door
Admit (4) persons 四人團購票價 NTD 1000
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A CHRISTMAS CAROL, a ghost story originally written by Charles Dickens, has been adapted for radio-drama and will be performed live by Red Room Radio Redux. This is the timeless classic story of Ebenezer Scrooge who learns from Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future and is transformed from the most miserly to a most generous of gentlemen.
<小氣財神>由英國文豪狄更斯(Charles Dickens)所著，由紅房新廣播劇團改編為廣播劇並將現場演出。故事主角埃比尼澤․史固吉(Ebenezer Scrooge)小氣吝嗇，他被三個聖誕鬼魂分別帶回過去、重回現在、預見未來，經過這次奇幻經驗，他從吝嗇守財奴轉變為慷慨和藹的紳士。本故事自19世紀出版以來，至今仍廣受讀者歡迎，歷久不衰。
Performance in English 英語演出
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens a story of transformation. The richest man in town, Ebenezer Scrooge, is also the most miserable and mean-spirited man. He despises Christmas and the holiday carols sound like caterwauling to him. “Humbug!” he says of Christmas and its notion of charity. In his opinion, there are plenty of workhouses and prisons to look after the poor and ill-stricken. Unable to comprehend anything beyond materialistic values, Scrooge’s moral soul is being eaten alive by greed. But he does not realize the severity of this damage until he receives a visit from the ghost of Jacob Marley, his old business partner who died on Christmas Eve seven years prior. Marley’s spirit bears heavy chains made of objects that symbolize the burdens of greed. Marley warns Scrooge that if he does not mend his ways, he will suffer a worse fate. Scrooge’s only hope lies in lessons from three Ghosts–the Spirits of Christmas Past, Present, and Future. Will Ebenezer Scrooge be able to break the chains of greed in time?
A CHRISTMAS CAROL was first published in the fall of 1843 when Dickens’ financial situation was in a depleted state. Desperate to sustain himself and his family, he published a series of Christmas stories using his own funds. A CHRISTMAS CAROL was the first of the series and it was, and still is the most popular tale. Six thousand copies were sold in the first few days of its release but, because Dickens had set the price of the book at five shillings, his profit did not match his success.
The popularity of this heartfelt story continues to thrive and, for Red Room Radio Redux, it is becoming a Christmas tradition. For R4, part of our goal is to act as a portal to the western culture and so A CHRISTMAS CAROL is a becoming a Christmas tradition in the Red Room community as well.