Though set in the Midwest in the 1930s, there is nothing "depressing" about this fresh take on this classic tale of redemption. St. Louis is mighty cold in December, especially when there’s not enough food to go around. Times are hard. People are out of work, losing their homes, their families, and many lose hope. A Shakespearean actor and his manager run out of gas, and the townsfolk agree to supply them with some if they tell them the story of Ebenezer Scrooge, Bob Cratchit and Tiny Tim. Hope is born as the town jumps in as Dickensian characters amid bluegrass music and the redemptive spirit inspired by this timeless tale. The Providence Players’ depression-era adaptation of the Charles Dickens’ classic truly brings this story to life and the tale is presented as a fundraiser for the Young Hearts, a group of amazing teens who raise funds to battle blood cancers and other diseases.
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