A Christmas Carol | Goodman Theatre | Fall Arts, Theater & Performance, Holiday Events | Chicago Reader
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When: Tuesdays-Sundays. Continues through Dec. 28 2013
Price: $25-$83
In Charles Dickens's classic tale, Ebenezer Scrooge has spent so many years hardening his heart against any stirring of human sympathy that he's no longer a candidate for mere redemption—his very soul needs to be reclaimed, according to the Ghost of Christmas Past. Yet in director Henry Wishcamper's production, this famous misanthrope is a mincing cream puff. In his first appearance, Larry Yando's brittle, fussy, emotionally wounded Scrooge chokes back tears as he begs his gregarious nephew to leave him to his miserable isolation. A good cry and a hot bath are all he needs—not a triple dose of supernatural intervention. This Scrooge starts five minutes from the finish line, making most of the ensuing two hours feel as dutiful and unsatisfying as a visit to a department-store Santa. —Justin Hayford



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