Our picks this week: two tales of Scrooge

Sometimes you just can’t get enough Scrooge. Here are two very different adaptations of Charles Dickens’s classic novel A Christmas Carol on stage this holiday season in Vancouver.

A Christmas Carol

Who: Pacific Theatre
What: A Christmas Carol
Where: Pacific Theatre (1440 West 12th Ave, Vancouver, BC)
When: December 4-21
Why: Pacific Theatre’s artistic director Ron Reed performs as Scrooge and forty-three other characters in this one-person adaptation. More information at pacifictheatre.org.

Ron Reed in the Pacific Theatre production of A Christmas Carol. Photo by Emily Cooper.
Ron Reed in the Pacific Theatre production of A Christmas Carol. Photo by Emily Cooper.

Bah Humbug!

Who: SFU Woodwards
What: Bah Humbug!
Where: Goldcorp Centre for the Arts (149 W Hastings St, Vancouver)
When: November 5-21
Why: The East Vancouver tradition launches its tenth and final season of this contemporary adaptation of the Dickens novel set within Vancouver’s Downtown East Side. More information at sfu.ca.

Jim Byrnes leads the ensemble in Bah Humbug!
Jim Byrnes leads the ensemble in Bah Humbug!