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November 19, 2018

Are you looking for something to get your family in the holiday spirit?

Friendswood High School’s theatre department will present a stage adaption of Charles Dickens’ holiday classic “A Christmas Carol” starting Nov. 30.

The work by Amy S. Tones and Amy R. Thornton tells the story of Ebenezer Scrooge’s ghostly Christmas Eve and his harrowing journey through the past, present and future.

The play stems from an 1843 book by Dickens, who hoped to restore seasonal traditions that had declined in England and put a focus on conditions faced by the poor. The book was an instant success and is credited with popularizing the greeting, “Merry Christmas.”

“A Christmas Carol” will be presented at 7 p.m. Nov. 30 and Dec. 1, 7 and 8 in the Myrlene Kennedy Auditorium at the school, 702 Greenbriar Drive, Friendswood.

Shows will also be at 2:30 p.m. Dec. 2 and 9. Tickets are $15.

“Transcendental and cosmopolitan, “A Christmas Carol” is about much more than the single traditions of a single group of people; it’s about holiday spirit,” senior Jordyn Westcott said in a press release from the theater department.

“The holidays, to me, are not about the gifts or the traditions or the standards. The holiday season is about love, charity and togetherness; it’s about dissolving the divisions among us in a celebration of blessings, setting apart our differences so we may rejoice together.”

For more information, call Amy Thornton at 281-482-3413.

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