A Wicked Christmas Carol

By  | 

DOVER-FOXCROFT, Maine (WABI) - The director and writer of A Wicked Christmas Carol, Bobby Keniston, along with lead actress Cheyenne Sandau were in the TV5 studio to talk about the Center Theatre production of A Wicked Christmas Carol.

The play combines A Christmas Carol and The Wizard of Oz, with the Wicked Witch of the West playing a role similar to Ebeneezer Scrooge. The play is set in Oz and she is visited by ghosts from the world of the Wizard of Oz.

The play opens Friday night at 7 p.m. and will run eight times through December 16.

Tickets are free for children 5 and under, are $4 for children 6-12 and range between $6 and $10 for people over 12.

For tickets, visit centertheatre.org, call 564-8943 or visit the Center Theater at 20 E. Main Street in Dover Foxcroft between 8 a.m. And 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

DOVER-FOXCROFT - The Center Theatre is debuting a new work by award-winning playwright Bobby Keniston titled 'A Wicked Christmas Carol." The show is a mash-up that faithfully blends the worlds of Charles Dickens' 'Christmas Carol' and L. Frank Baum's "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz." For this production, the Wicked Witch of the West takes center stage in a role akin to Ebeneezer Scrooge. During the course of the play, witch is set in the world of OZ, she is visited by several ghosts familiar to anyone who knows the story of The Wizard of Oz. By the end of the story will she be redeemed or will she become a puddle on the floor? You'll have to come to the Center Theatre between December 7th and the 16th to find out.

"The holidays are a great time in our community," said Patrick Myers, the Center Theatre's Executive Director, "There are so many activities for the whole family throughout December and we're thrilled to debut Bobby's play as part of the celebration." Myers said it's a special treat to see a new work come to life for the first time. "You can see how much fun the cast is having during rehearsals and how much they enjoy being part of the first ever production of a new work. We hope to get a big turnout to support Bobby's play and the work of the Center Theatre."

Tickets for A Wicked Christmas Carol are on sale now and are between $4 and $12 with kids 5 and under getting in for free. For tickets or more information, visit www.centertheatre.org or find the Center Theatre on Facebook, call the Theatre at 564-8943, or drop in between 8am and 4pm Monday through Friday at 20 East Main St. in Dover-Foxcroft. The Center Theatre is a 501(c)3 non-profit with a mission to make arts, culture, education, and entertainment accessible to our rural communities.