Two performances of A Christmas Carol, featuring Sir Patrick Stewart in the solo adaption of the Charles Dickens holiday classic, will benefit two charities.
Last seen in 2011, A Christmas Carol will return for two nights only, December 11 and December 13 at Theater 511.
Stewart plays Scrooge, Fezziwig, Tiny Tim, the three spirits and all the other characters in the story.
“It’s been a dream of mine to return to A Christmas Carol on the New York stage,” said Stewart. “Bringing this story’s message of greed, contempt, tenderness, compassion, and revelation to life seems more urgent today than over thirty years ago when I first attempted the adaptation; and I’m excited to get the chance to revisit these spirited—yes, some of them actual spirits—characters, whom I’ve long cherished. That these performances will benefit two important organizations in the process makes this all the more thrilling.”
The charities that will benefit from the proceeds of the limited-run are City Harvest, which is New York City’s largest food rescue organization; and Ars Nova, which seeks to “discover, develop, and launch the next generation of music, comedy, and theater artists.”
Tickets for the benefit will cost $500.00. Note that the December 11 show is already sold-out.