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Organic Theater Company will stage “Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol” at North Central College


Chicago’s Organic Theater Company returns to North Central College with its fan-favorite holiday show “Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol” Dec. 13.

Five performances will be held at 7:30PM Dec. 13, 14 and 15 and at 2PM Dec. 15 and 16 in the College’s Theatre at Meiley-Swallow Hall, 31 S. Ellsworth St.

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Tickets are $30/adults and $20/students and senior citizens; call the North Central College Box Office at 630-637-SHOW (7469) or visit northcentralcollege.edu/showtix.

“Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol” is a funny and moving work that brings the ghost of Jacob Marley out of the shadows and into the spotlight to tell his version of the Charles Dickens classic. Written by award-winning playwright, actor and director Tom Mula, this fanciful tour of Marley’s afterlife and his assignment to redeem Scrooge and himself is a delightful holiday show.

Mula published his novel “Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol” in 1995 and it quickly became a Chicago Tribune bestseller. The audio version has been broadcast nationwide on National Public Radio for several seasons and received an INDI Award for Spoken Word from the Association for Independent Music. The stage version received the prestigious Cunningham Prize for Playwriting from the Goodman School of Drama at DePaul University. The production premiered at Chicago’s Goodman Theatre, received four Joseph Jefferson nominations and an After Dark Award.

Organic Theater Company is the second-oldest theater company in Chicago and is known for fostering new talent and shaping the personality of the city’s theater scene. The company’s unique approach to theater utilizes a permanent group of artists over a sustained period and presents them in a rotating repertory or series of productions. Audiences have the opportunity to see the same actor in a variety of roles and the actors get to work as a unit and freely experiment with their craft. Visit organictheater.info to learn more.

Navistar is underwriting sponsor of North Central College’s 2012-2013 Fine and Performing Arts Season. The season is partially supported by USG Corporation and a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.

These upcoming performances are among many ongoing programs at North Central College to enrich and broaden the cultural and academic outlook for the College and community. North Central offers a variety of venues accommodating a rich range of local and world-class events, performances and space needs for the public. For a comprehensive schedule of musical performances, theatrical and dance productions, art exhibits and lectures, visit northcentralcollege.edu/show or call the box office at 630-637-SHOW (7469).

Photo courtesy North Central College

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North Central College
North Central Collegehttp://www.northcentralcollege.edu
Founded in 1861, North Central College is an independent, comprehensive college of the liberal arts and sciences that offers more than 55 undergraduate majors and graduate programming in six areas. Located in the Historic District of Naperville, Illinois—rated by Money magazine as among the nation’s “Best Places to Live”—North Central College is just 30 minutes from Chicago’s Loop. With more than 3,000 undergraduate and graduate students, North Central College is committed to academic excellence, a climate that emphasizes leadership, ethics, values and service, a curriculum that balances job-related knowledge with a liberal arts foundation and a caring environment with small classes. Visit northcentralcollege.edu to learn more.


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