UWF theatre presents ‘A Christmas Carol’

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Staff writer

The University of West Florida Department of Theatre will be performing the final three shows of “A Christmas Carol” this Friday through Sunday.

“A Christmas Carol” is based on the book written by Charles Dickens that was published in 1843 and later adapted into a play by Michael Wilson.

The plot of “A Christmas Carol” follows the character of Ebenezer Scrooge, an old and bitter man who doesn’t believe in celebrating Christmas. On Christmas Eve, Scrooge is visited by the ghost of his dead partner, Jacob Marley, who tells him that he will be visited by three ghosts in the hopes that Scrooge will learn from his mistakes.

Later that night, he is visited by the three ghosts — the Ghost of Christmas Past, Present and Yet to Come  who take him on a journey.

UWF student Tim Colee will portray Scrooge on stage for the first time in the annual production of “A Christmas Carol.”

“It is a huge honor to be the first student to play Ebenezer Scrooge,” Colee said. “It has been phenomenal as it is one of my favorite roles that I have been a part of.”

The play also stars Jordan Whorton and Rey Garcia who will be portraying Mr. and Mrs. Cratchit. The play will also feature John Perez as Jacob Marley and Desmond Anzaldo-Satterwhite, a 4th grader at N.B. Cook Elementary School, as Tiny Tim.

“She’s human and she goes through a lot of different emotions, and I really grew [as an actress] trying to get her emotions honest,” Whorton said about playing the role of Mrs. Cratchit.

The play was directed by Lars Tatom, and the costumes were designed by Hannah Hiers.

Students who want to see the play can get tickets for free by showing a valid Nautilus card. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and 2:30 p.m. on Sunday on the mainstage of the Center for Fine and Performing Arts.