The spirit of the season comes to life in this magical one-person performance of Dickens’ A Christmas Carol.
Barnstable native Neil McGarry brings Ebenezer Scrooge’s holiday tale of redemption to the main stage at the Cotuit Center for the Arts.
"Astounding and charming performance... A ‘Carol’ worth singing about... the story has never been so alive and real... ‘A Christmas Carol’ for the ages” – Jack Craib, South Shore Critic, 2013
Neil McGarry’s stunning one-man performance of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol won "Best Solo Performance of 2014" from the Independent Reviewers of New England (IRNE), after being nominated for the same award in 2013. It was also named "Best of Boston" in 2013 by criMc Jules Becker.
Using only Charles Dickens’ original text, McGarry delivers a riveting performance of the classic holiday story, portraying each and every character with full engagement and, somehow, making you believe you’re watching a full company of players. Fully staged, complete with dancing, this one-man tour de force has left critics and audiences of all ages laughing and crying with joy – and rightly so. Simultaneously moving and entertaining, the result is something much richer than expected and well worth the time and ticket price.
Based currently in Italy, McGarry will be in the U.S. in December touring his award-winning production of the Dickens favorite for the fithh holiday season in a row.
More praise from critics for this uniquely moving production:
“McGarry’s performance is extraordinary... He inhabits every inch of these charming characters” – Beverly Creasey, Boston Arts Review, 2014
“McGarry is a gifted actor... this is a performance well worth seeing” – Mike Hoban, Boston Events Insider, 2014
“McGarry deftly and brilliantly performs every character in this Victorian masterpiece... deeply moving... one of the most artistic, creative and energetic performances of the 2014 Boston theater season... an early Christmas gift I will long remember” – Dr. Al Chase, White Rhino Report, 2014
“ ... achieves a magical alchemy which absorbs and involves the audience and holds them spellbound” – Beverly Creasey, Boston Arts Review, 2013
A Christmas Carol
On the Main Stage
Tues-Thurs, December 19-21, 2017
Tickets $25, $20 for Members