A Christmas Carol


The 41st Annual Production of A Christmas Carol                  

By Charles Dickens

Adapted by Tom Creamer

Directed by Henry Wishcamper

Acclaimed Chicago actor Larry Yando returns for his 11th season at Goodman Theatre as Ebenezer Scrooge in A Christmas Carol, directed for the sixth year by Artistic Associate Henry Wishcamper. More than 1.5 million theatergoers have attended “the crown jewel of the holiday season” (Daily Herald) since the Goodman established it as an annual offering in 1978—a time when only a handful of U.S. theaters mounted the production. Dickens’ holiday classic is the iconic tale of greedy businessman Ebenezer Scrooge, whose sizable bank account is only matched by his disdain for the holidays. One Christmas Eve, Scrooge is visited by four ghosts who take him on a spectacular adventure through his past, present and future, helping him rediscover the joys of life, love and friendship. Former cast members include stage and screen notables Jessie Mueller, Joe Minoso, Del Close, Harry J. Lennix, Felicia P. Fields, Raul Esparza, Sally Murphy and Frank Galati.

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PHOTOS
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VIDEO
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WEB QUALITY VIDEO

GoodmanACC_MontageA montage of scenes from the 41st annual production of A Christmas Carol featuring Asher Alcantara, Justin Amolsch, Breon Arzell, Kareem Bandealy, Jasmine Bracey, Molly Brennan, Ali Burch, Ariana Burks, Maggie Chong, Andrew Coil, Thomas J. Cox, Allen Gilmore, Henry Lombardo, Lily Mojekwu, Andy Nagraj, Sadieh Rifai, Barbara Robertson, Maya Reyna, Maddi Ruhl, Malcolm Ruhl, Christopher Sheard, Nelson Simmons, Paris Strickland, Penelope Walker, Jonah D. Winston and Larry Yando (1:02)

GoodmanACC_UncleScrooge: Frida (Ali Burch) pays a visit on Christmas Eve to her Uncle Scrooge (Larry Yando) to invite him to Christmas dinner (1:04).

GoodmanACC_FezziwigDance: Scrooge (Larry Yando) revisits a festive night from his past, complete with music and dancing by some of the younger partygoers. (:49)

A Christmas Carol

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    Larry Yando (Ebenezer Scrooge) in the 41st annual production of A Christmas Carol, directed by Henry Wishcamper at Goodman Theatre (November 17 – December 30, 2018). GoodmanTheatre.org/Carol

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    The cast of the 41st annual production of A Christmas Carol directed by Henry Wishcamper at Goodman Theatre (November 17 – December 30, 2018). GoodmanTheatre.org/Carol

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    Larry Yando (Ebenezer Scrooge) and Jasmine Bracey (Ghost of Christmas Present) in the 41st annual production of A Christmas Carol, directed by Henry Wishcamper at Goodman Theatre (November 17 – December 30, 2018). GoodmanTheatre.org/Carol

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    Kareem Bandealy (Jacob Marley) in the 41st annual production of A Christmas Carol, directed by Henry Wishcamper at Goodman Theatre (November 17 – December 30, 2018). GoodmanTheatre.org/Carol

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    (centered/L to R) Asher Alcantara, Henry Lombardo, Nelson Simmons, Maggie Chong and Maya Reyna in the 41st annual production of A Christmas Carol, directed by Henry Wishcamper at Goodman Theatre (November 17 – December 30, 2018). GoodmanTheatre.org/Carol

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    Larry Yando (Ebenezer Scrooge) and Thomas J. Cox (Bob Cratchit) in the 41st annual production of A Christmas Carol, directed by Henry Wishcamper at Goodman Theatre (November 17 – December 30, 2018). GoodmanTheatre.org/Carol

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    Penelope Walker (Mrs. Fezziwig), Breon Arzell (Dick Wilkins) and Larry Yando (Ebenezer Scrooge) in the 41st annual production of A Christmas Carol, directed by Henry Wishcamper at Goodman Theatre (November 17 – December 30, 2018). GoodmanTheatre.org/Carol

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    Molly Brennan (Ghost of Christmas Past) and Larry Yando (Ebenezer Scrooge) in the 41st annual production of A Christmas Carol, directed by Henry Wishcamper at Goodman Theatre (November 17 – December 30, 2018). GoodmanTheatre.org/Carol

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    Christopher Sheard, Andy Nagraj, Ali Burch, Paris Strickland, Barbara Robertson, Larry Yando, Jonah D. Winston, Sadieh Rifai and Penelope Walker in the 41st annual production of A Christmas Carol, directed by Henry Wishcamper at Goodman Theatre (November 17 – December 30, 2018). GoodmanTheatre.org/Carol

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    Musicians Justin Amolsch (French Horn), Andrew Coil (Violin), Malcolm Ruhl (Accordion) and Maddi Ruhl (Flute) in the 41st annual production of A Christmas Carol, directed by Henry Wishcamper at Goodman Theatre (November 17 – December 30, 2018). GoodmanTheatre.org/Carol

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    Christopher Sheard (Young Scrooge) and Sadieh Rifai (Belle) in the 41st annual production of A Christmas Carol, directed by Henry Wishcamper at Goodman Theatre (November 17 – December 30, 2018). GoodmanTheatre.org/Carol

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    Lily Mojekwu (Mrs. Cratchit), Paris Strickland (Tiny Tim Cratchit) and Thomas J. Cox (Bob Cratchit) in the 41st annual production of A Christmas Carol, directed by Henry Wishcamper at Goodman Theatre (November 17 – December 30, 2018). GoodmanTheatre.org/Carol

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    Larry Yando (Ebenezer Scrooge) in the 41st annual production of A Christmas Carol, directed by Henry Wishcamper at Goodman Theatre (November 17 – December 30, 2018). GoodmanTheatre.org/Carol

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    Molly Brennan (Undertaker) and Barbara Robertson (Old Joe) in the 41st annual production of A Christmas Carol, directed by Henry Wishcamper at Goodman Theatre (November 17 – December 30, 2018). GoodmanTheatre.org/Carol

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    Asher Alcantara (Percy), Penelope Walker (Party Guest), Andy Nagraj (Abe), Ariana Burks (Party Guest), Larry Yando (Ebenezer Scrooge), Ali Burch (Frida), Barbara Robertson (Party Guest), Christopher Sheard (Party Guest) and Maya Reyna (Party Guest) in the 41st annual production of A Christmas Carol, directed by Henry Wishcamper at Goodman Theatre (November 17 – December 30, 2018). GoodmanTheatre.org/Carol

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    Jonah D. Winston (Mr. Fezziwig) and Andrew Coil (Party Guest), Maddi Ruhl (Recorder) Justin Amolsch (French Horn) and Malcolm Ruhl (Guitar) in the 41st annual production of A Christmas Carol, directed by Henry Wishcamper at Goodman Theatre (November 17 – December 30, 2018). GoodmanTheatre.org/Carol

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    Paris Strickland (Schoolchild), Larry Yando (Ebenezer Scrooge), Nelson Simmons (Schoolchild), Barbara Robertson (Schoolmaster), Henry Lombardo (Schoolchild), Asher Alcantara (Schoolchild) and Maggie Chong (Pratt) in the 41st annual production of A Christmas Carol, directed by Henry Wishcamper at Goodman Theatre (November 17 – December 30, 2018). GoodmanTheatre.org/Carol

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    Larry Yando (Ebenezer Scrooge) and Breon Arzell (Ghost of Christmas Future) in the 41st annual production of A Christmas Carol, directed by Henry Wishcamper at Goodman Theatre (November 17 – December 30, 2018). GoodmanTheatre.org/Carol

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    Kareem Bandealy (Jacob Marley) and Larry Yando (Ebenezer Scrooge) in the 41st annual production of A Christmas Carol, directed by Henry Wishcamper at Goodman Theatre (November 17 – December 30, 2018). GoodmanTheatre.org/Carol

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    Jasmine Bracey (Ghost of Christmas Present), Thomas J. Cox (Bob Cratchit), Paris Strickland (Tiny Tim Cratchit), Asher Alcantara (Peter Cratchit), Maggie Chong (Emily Cratchit), Ariana Burks (Martha Cratchit), Nelson Simmons (Nelson Cratchit), Maya Reyna (Belinda Cratchit), Larry Yando (Ebenezer Scrooge) and Lily Mojekwu (Mrs. Cratchit) in the 41st annual production of A Christmas Carol, directed by Henry Wishcamper at Goodman Theatre (November 17 – December 30, 2018). GoodmanTheatre.org/Carol

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    Larry Yando (Ebenezer Scrooge) in the 41st annual production of A Christmas Carol, directed by Henry Wishcamper at Goodman Theatre (November 17 – December 30, 2018). GoodmanTheatre.org/Carol

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    Henry Lombardo (Ignorance), Jasmine Bracey (Ghost of Christmas Present) and Maggie Chong (Want) in the 41st annual production of A Christmas Carol, directed by Henry Wishcamper at Goodman Theatre (November 17 – December 30, 2018). GoodmanTheatre.org/Carol

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    Maya Reyna (Belinda Cratchit), Ariana Burks (Martha Cratchit), Maggie Chong (Emily Cratchit), Asher Alcantara (Peter Cratchit), Thomas J. Cox (Bob Cratchit), Lily Mojekwu (Mrs. Cratchit), Nelson Simmons (Nelson Cratchit) and Larry Yando (Ebenezer Scrooge) in the 41st annual production of A Christmas Carol, directed by Henry Wishcamper at Goodman Theatre (November 17 – December 30, 2018). GoodmanTheatre.org/Carol

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  • Director
    Director

    HENRY WISHCAMPER is a member of the Goodman’s Artistic Collective. His Goodman Theatre directing credits include The Little Foxes, the world premiere of Ask Aunt Susan, his own adaptation of Animal Crackers (Jeff Award nomination), A Christmas Carol (2013 and 2014 productions), Other Desert Cities and Talking Pictures. Other Chicago directing credits include The Dance of Death (Jeff nomination) at Writers Theatre and The Night Alive at Steppenwolf Theatre Company. His New York directing credits include Spirit Control at Manhattan Theatre Club; Graceland at LCT3; Port Authority at Atlantic Theater Company; Elvis People at New World Stages; The Polish Play at Katharsis Theater Company and Pullman Car Hiawatha at Keen Company (Drama Desk nomination for Outstanding Revival of a Play). Regional theater and other directing credits include Animal Crackers at the Williamstown Theatre Festival, the American premiere of Conor McPherson’s The Birds at the Guthrie Theater; Engaging Shaw and The Mystery of Irma Vep at The Old Globe and The Seafarer and Speech & Debate at TheaterWorks. He has served as the assistant director of the Broadway productions of August: Osage Countyand Shining City. His adaptation of Animal Crackers has been produced by the Denver Center Theatre Company, Baltimore Center Stage, Oregon Shakespeare Festival and Lyric Stage Company. Wishcamper was the Artistic Director of Katharsis Theater Company in New York and the Maine Summer Dramatic Institute (MSDI) in Portland, Maine. At MSDI, he founded Shakespeare in Deering Oaks Park, a free Shakespeare festival in Portland's primary public park featuring students from MSDI's education program. Wishcamper is a Drama League directing fellow and a graduate of Yale University.

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