Columbia College Chicago Theatre Department faculty member Tom Mula‘s play Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol has become a popular item with theatres locally and nationally 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 7-10 at North Central College’s Meilley-Swallow Hall, located at 31 S. Ellsworth in the Chicago suburb of Naperville. This will be Organic’s tenth annual staging of the work. For tickets, call 847-328-6683 or click here.
In addition, Mula himself will perform a solo reading of the work December 9 and 10 at the Studio5 Performing Arts Center, 1934 Dempster, in the Chicago suburb of Evanston. This irreverent, funny, and ultimately, deeply moving story retells Dickens’ classic tale with warmth and infectious zest.