‘Scrooge’ coming to Port Clinton library

Ida Rupp Library offers free children’s theater production.
Tom Jackson
Dec 2, 2013
Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” is coming to Port Clinton on Friday, in the form of a children’s play adaptation.

Ida Rupp Public Library is presenting a free performance of “Mr. Scrooge” a production from the Columbus Children’s Theatre.

The play, for all ages, lasts 50 minutes and will be followed by a question and answer session.

“It’s all ages. We want adults to come. We want children to come,” said Jennifer Buch, youth services librarian for Ida Rupp.

“We’re basically bringing the theater to the people”

The Friends of the Library group is paying for it, Buch said.

Here’s how the Columbus Children’s Theatre describes “Mr. Scrooge”:

“From the snowy streets of 19th-century London to the ghostly apparitions of Christmas past, present and future, our four professional actors vividly portray not just the authentic details but the emotional impact of Dickens’ holiday tale about Ebenezer Scrooge, ‘a squeezing, wrenching, grasping, scraping, clutching, covetous old sinner with a heart of ice.’ This powerful and amazing show, with more than 15 characters and 30 costume changes, has been performed since 1990 and is the longest running CCT production”

The stage the theater is bringing is too big for the library’s main meeting room, so it will be set up in the magazine area in the front of the library, Buch said.

Want to go?
WHAT: “Mr. Scrooge,” a Columbus Children’s Theatre production
WHEN: 6 p.m. Friday; 3rd Street door opens at 5:45 p.m.
WHERE: Ida Rupp Public Library, 310 Madison St., Port Clinton. Use 3rd Street entrance.
COST: Free