When: Thu., Dec. 6, 7:30 p.m., Fri., Dec. 7, 7:30 p.m., Sat., Dec. 8, 2 & 7:30 p.m. and Sun., Dec. 9, 1 & 6 p.m. 2018
The Nebraska Theatre Caravan has been performing Charles Jones' stage adaptation of A Christmas Carol since 1979. The world has changed greatly since then, but the show continues because of its timeless message that even the worst of us can change our ways. Ebeneezer Scrooge is a terrible excuse for a human being, berating and penny-pinching his employees to near starvation despite his considerable means. How does a man become so greedy and vicious that he mistreats even himself on sheer principle? Charles Dickens' beloved story warns that cutting yourself off from other human beings is a fate worse than death. The play is performed at 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 1 and 6 p.m. Sunday (December 6 to 9) at the Fox Theatre (527 North Grand Boulevard; www.fabulousfox.com). Tickets are $20 to $49.