Columbia College Chicago Theatre Teacher’s ‘Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol’ Goes Global for the Holidays

Tom Mula

Tom Mula

Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department faculty member Tom Mula‘s play Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol has become a popular item with theatres locally, nationally, and internationally as the winter holidays approach. The play, adapted from Mula’s 1995 novel, retells the story of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol from the perspective of Jacob Marley, Ebenezer Scrooge’s longtime business partner, who returns from the afterlife to guide Scrooge to redemption.

The play will be presented by Chicago’s Organic Theater Company December 10-13 at North Central College’s Meilley-Swallow Hall, located at 31 S. Ellsworth in the Chicago suburb of Naperville. This will be Organic’s eighth annual staging of the work. For tickets, click here.

The play will be presented by Festival 56 in Princeton, Illinois, at the Grace Performing Arts Center December 5-20. For tickets, click here.

Jacob Marleys Christmas Carol

The play will also be presented by the Barter Theatre in Abingdon, Virginia, November 24-December 20.  For tickets, click here.

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Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol is also being presented in Australia by The Street, Canberra’s leading creative producer dedicated to contemporary performance and presenting bold work from other places. The Australian production runs November 27-29 at The Street Theatre in Canberra and then moves to the Depot Theatre in Sydney, where it plays December 18-19. For more information, click here.


David Engel