By Daniel J. Sullivan and the Seattle Repertory Theatre Company
Directed by Edmund Metzold
Produced by Leslie Eliashuk
November 15, 16 & 17 and 22, 23 & 24.
Almost broke, the pathetic Soapbox Theatre Company is having a dickens of a time mounting their annual cash cow, the holiday classic A Christmas Carol. Tiny Tim is a bit too old and big, the Ghost of Jacob Marley keeps getting his chains tangled in the scenery and there’s an inspector from the National Endowment for the Arts expected any minute. When an inept new actor is mistaken for the inspector, cast and crew cater to his every whim to try to win government funding. The result? The most hilarious and disastrous production of A Christmas Carol ever. Part Noises Off, partWaiting for Guffman, this show has been a sidesplitting holiday hit ever since it premiered at the Seattle Rep.