Maridee Slater
Theatre alum Maridee Slater will direct "A Christmas Carol," November 25-December 3 in the Robinson Theatre.


CMU alum adapts and directs A Christmas Carol

CMU’s Department of Theatre Arts will continue its 2016-17 season with Charles Dickens’ holiday classic “A Christmas Carol,” opening the day after Thanksgiving, November 25. The play will run through December 3 in the Moss Performing Arts Center Robinson Theatre. The play has been adapted and will be directed by CMU Alumna Maridee Slater, who has recently obtained her MFA from Columbia University.

Based on Charles Dickens’ classic novel, this traditional favorite follows the miserable and miserly Ebenezer Scrooge’s overnight journey to redemption. The story brings to life such memorable characters as Tiny Tim, Bob Cratchet and Mr. Fezziwig as well as, of course, the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future. It's a story of greed, grief, ghosts and ultimately, generosity. Kick off your holiday season with the classic that has resonated with audiences for decades.

Slater adapted the script directly from the original novella with minor changes in terminology and phrasing. She also took the play’s structure from the novella, by using several narrators to give life to Dickens’ voice. The script continued to evolve during the rehearsal process as the actors worked with the director to develop the final product.

A Christmas Carol is sponsored by Enstrom Candies.

Tickets for A Christmas Carol are $20 for adults, $16 for seniors, faculty/staff and $7 for students and are available online at or by calling the box office at 970.248.1604.

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