- Old Town Brewery
- Mash Tun (Soon to be the brand new Great Notion Brewing)
- Hopworks Bike Bar
- Lompoc Brewing at Fifth Quadrant
A Christmas Carol is a classic – no bones about it. When I was growing up in Utah, one of my fondest Christmas memories was going to the local theater each Christmas to watch the performance. I have been away from Utah for 12 years now, and have sadly not been to see Ebeneezer Scrooge’s “painful past, cruel present, and redemptive future” since then.
Luckily, the Portland Playhouse has allowed Run Oregon to attend, and I couldn’t be more excited. I highly recommend checking out their Playbill for much more detail, but a passage from Director Cristi Miles really put things into perspective:
Why is it so important for us to experience Dickens’ A Christmas Carol year after year? As I try to answer this question I realize that I am living the answer. Because I forget. I forget its lesson. With the fast, exciting pace of my modern, busy life, I forget to simply breathe and be. I forget to slow down, I forget that I am not alone on this journey, and that there is more to living than achieving and accumulating. I forget that, as Fred says, “there are many things from which I have derived good by which I have not profited.” Year after year, I crave to hear or read or see Dickens’ story because I need to remember. I need to remember that no matter how Scrooge-like I become, I can still change for the better.
This production won 3 Drammy Awards in 2013/2014 including:
- Best Production of a Play
- Best Ensemble
- Best Director
There are tons of rave reviews already about their early shows and I can’t wait to go back to my roots and check this out. I’m getting chills already just thinking about it!
Remaining 2015 Event Dates:
- December 9-24, 2015
- Tuesday – Friday at 7 pm
- Saturdays at 2 and 7pm
- Sundays at 2 and 5pm
- Additional showtimes from Dec 22-24
Cost: Purchase tickets here:
- Weekday (Wednesday/Thursday): $32.00
- Weekend (Fri/Sat/Sun Mat): $36.00
- Preview: $20.00
- Under 35: $25.00
In addition to the Christmas Carol, there are two more performances remaining this year: You for Me for You and Peter and the Starcatcher.