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Hartford Stage and The Mark Twain House & Museum Free Marley Event
December 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Hartford Stage and The Mark Twain House & Museum to present Marley and Scrooge: Frenemies Reimagined, a free community event, on Tuesday, December 10
Admission to the event is free, but RSVPs are recommended (forms.hartfordstage.
The lobby will open at 6:15 pm. Convenient, on-site parking is available at the MAT garage at 50 Church Street. Christmas Carol tickets and discounted parking vouchers can be purchased from the Hartford Stage Box Office.
“Marley was dead, to begin with. There is no doubt whatever about that.” So begins Charles Dickens’ beloved holiday tale, A Christmas Carol. But how much do we really know about Jacob Marley and his “friendship” with Ebenezer Scrooge? When and how did it begin? How would it have evolved had Marley lived?
Hartford Stage and The Mark Twain House & Museum will reveal the secrets behind their relationship with Marley and Scrooge: Frenemies Reimagined, a free community event on Tuesday, December 10, at 7:00 p.m.
Acclaimed author Jon Clinch (Finn) will read passages and reveal shocking secrets from his new novel Marley, a reimagined origin story that dives deep into Jacob Marley and Ebenezer Scrooge’s twisted relationship. In Marley, Clinch reinvents Scrooge and Marley as two rival scheming business partners conspiring to destroy each other no matter the cost to those around them. British actor/director/writer Simon Callow in the New York Times praises Marley as “Startling and creative…remarkable. Masterly.”
Actors Michael Preston and Noble Shropshire, who portray Ebenezer Scrooge and Jacob Marley in A Christmas Carol–A Ghost Story of Christmas, Hartford Stage’s beloved adaptation of the Dickens story, will read a scene from the play and share the inside scoop about their characters’ relationship.
Rachel Alderman, Director of A Christmas Carol-A Ghost Story of Christmas, will moderate the event.
Copies of Marley will be available for sale and signing by Clinch immediately following the event, at which time guests may find themselves haunted by a few ghostly spirits.
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