A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
December 15th and 16th, 2010
The crew were ready.
The choir practiced.
Scrooge:"Directly after Christmas, I shall put a lock on the wood box. Understand?"
Scrooge: "Stop that noise. Do you hear? Stop it at once."
2nd Boy: "No need to wish him a Merry Christmas. That's old Scrooge it is.
Solicitor: "At this festive season of the year, Mr. Scrooge, we try to make some slight provisions for the poor and the destitute, who suffer greatly at the present time. Many thousands are in want of common comforts."
Scrooge: "Are there no prisons?"
Marley: "Business, Mankind was my business, the common welfare was my business; charity, mercy, forbearnace and benevolence were all my business. At this time of year I suffer most... I am here to warn you that you have a chance of escaping my fate."
Spirit: "I am the ghost of Christmas Past." (Places her hand on Scrooge's heart): "Bear but a touch of my hand there, and you shall be upheld in more than this."
Spirit: It is the Christmas holiday, and this is the second year he has been left behind."
Fan: Dear, dear brother. (He rises and hugs her.) I have come to take you home, Ebenezer. To bring you home."
Fessiwig: "Tonight we'll dance and sing and play. There'll be no talkof business, of profist or losses, Mrs. Fessiwig and my daughter have the fines of foods ready... We'll keep Christmas as it should be kept."
Belle: "You fear the world too much. You hold money more important than me or anything else."
Spirit 2: "I am the Ghost of Christmas Present. Look upon me."
Tom: "Here comes father and Tiny Tim.
Bob: "My dear, have you forgotten the true meaning of Christimas? It certainly won't do you any harm to drink his health. It is Christmas day."
Tiny Tim: "God bless us everyone!"
Peg: "Christmas is such a wonderful day, and not a humbug, as your uncle claims."
Fred: "I feel sorry for him. However, his offenses carry their won punishment, and I have nothing to say against him."
Scrooge: "The third and last one, The Spirit of Christmas Yet to Come."
Martha: "You shouldn't work in this bad light, Mother. Your eyes are already strained."
Mrs. Crachit: "I'll stop for a while, for I dont' want to show a pair of red eyes to your father when he comes home."
Crachit: "I promised him I would walk there every Sunday. My poor Tiny Tim. At last he got rid of his crutch."
Scrooge: "An intelligent boy. A remarkable boy. Do you know whether they've sold the proze turkey that was hanging in the window?"
Boy: "Crachit... Golden Street... Camden Town. I understand. But sire, there will be considerabel money left over."
Peg: "If someone is looking for charity, do what you can."
Scrooge: "I've accepted your invitation for Christmas dinner. From now on both of you had better plan on seeing a great deal of me. I'll explain it all later. Right now let me say I'm a changed man."
Scrooge: "Step this way. Now, I'll tell you what, my friend. I am not going to stand this sort of thing any longer. Therefore, I am going to raise you salary. A Merry Christmas Bob. A Merrier Christmas than I have ever given you before."
Narrator: "Scrooge was good to his word"
We Wish You a Merry Christmas
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