Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol
By Tom Mula


Charles Dickens wrote a short story that has become one of the most adapted pieces of literature in history. The story of Scrooge is well known, but what about Marley? How did his haunting afterlife begin? In his version of the carol, Marley is escorted by a spritely creature along the pathway to redeeming his soul – by helping to save the one man on earth who was more greedy and sour than himself. We come to find that self sacrifice can make a difference in the end.

“…[Blends] a Dickens sensibility with a taste for fairy tales and contemporary wit…thoroughly charming—a holiday treat…” — Chicago Herald


Varies due to the holidays


Wednesday Preview, Dec 8, “Pay What You Can” at the door or $32 in advance
Thursday Preview, Dec 9, $32
Wednesday and Thursday Evenings & Saturday Matinees, $47
Sunday Matinees, $53
Friday/Saturday Evenings, $53/57
Opening Night, Dec 10, $75

Dec 8, 2021 – Jan 2, 2022

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Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj (Director) is an Indo-Afro-Caribbean, multi award-winning, multi-disciplinary, American Theater Artist, Educator, Administrator, and Activist. He is the assistant director for Fire Shut Up In My Bones at The Metropolitan Opera.

Mr. Maharaj has twice been a New York Times Critics Pick. He is a recipient of the N.A.M.T Award. He is a Finalist in DUAF: NYC, the inaugural playwright for the Theatre Raleigh New Works Reading Series, and a semi-finalist in the Blue Ink Playwriting Award competition. Mr. Maharaj is a finalist for the Eugene O’Neill National Playwrights Conference and is a member of the Orchard Project Performance Lab. He is the recipient of Barrymore and AUDELCO awards for his body of work in the American Theater.

Creative team and cast will be announced when available.

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December 5, 2021 at 1pm

Take a peek behind the curtain before the opening of each production with a presentation by American Stage staff. They provide insight into the history and central themes of the play, as well as a discussion with members of the creative team who provide an insider’s perspective on their process.

Pricing: $10 for General Public.
Free for American Stage Subscribers and Act 1 Club Members


Beyond The Footlights: TALKBACK

December 12, 16, 23, 30 (Directly following select performances)

After experiencing the performance, join Producing Artistic Director, Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj, for a conversation exploring and reflecting on the themes, connections, and ideas that ignite us. Guest panelists include relevant voices from the St. Petersburg/Tampa Bay community and beyond.

Free for performance ticket holders.

Before the Show: PROLOGUE

Fridays, Saturday Matinees and Sundays (30 minutes prior to select performances)

December 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 31, January 2

Arrive early to explore fascinating details about the play and the artists who brought it to life in this brief pre-show presentation. Learn what to look for as you head into the theatre to experience the world of the play.

Free for performance ticket holders.

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