Three-time Emmy winner Bradley Whitford (The Handmaid’s Tale, The West Wing, Get Out, The Post) will play the role of Ebenezer Scrooge in the magical new interpretation of Charles Dickens’ timeless story, A Christmas Carol.
The Ahmanson will present A Christmas Carol, adapted by Tony Award winner Jack Thorne (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child) and originally directed and conceived by Tony Award winner Matthew Warchus (Matilda), A Christmas Carol comes to the Ahmanson Theatre November 30, 2021 through January 1, 2022. Opening night is set for Wednesday, December 1 at 8 pm. Tickets go on sale to the general public October 6, 2021.
“Like so many of us, this time of enforced isolation has left me starving for the communal experience of the live theatre. I can’t imagine a more thrilling moment than stepping onto the stage in this spectacular new adaptation of Charles Dickens’ ‘A Christmas Carol,’” said Bradley Whitford. “Come. Join us. Celebrate. And spoiler alert: God bless us. Every one!”
Center Theatre Group, one of the nation’s preeminent arts and cultural organizations, is Los Angeles’ leading nonprofit theatre company, which, under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Ritchie, Managing Director / CEO Meghan Pressman and Producing Director Douglas C. Baker, programs seasons at the 736-seat Mark Taper Forum and 1600 to 2100-seat Ahmanson Theatre at The Music Center in Downtown Los Angeles, and the 317-seat Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City. In addition to presenting and producing the broadest range of theatrical entertainment in the country, Center Theatre Group is one of the nation’s leading producers of ambitious new works through commissions and world premiere productions and a leader in interactive community engagement and education programs that reach across generations, demographics and circumstance to serve Los Angeles.
While performances of “A Christams Carol” do not begin until late November 30, Center Theatre Group currently plans to require all audience members to provide proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of attendance.