The world premiere of a pro-capitalist adaptation of Dickens' A Christmas Carol. Finally, Ebenezer Scrooge is revealed to be a force for good!
New York Times:
Janet Hopf actually elevates the old miser in her interesting God Bless You, Mister Scrooge!, in which the fellow who in Dickens is so easily manipulated by those ghosts is given a backbone. He debates economics with the apparitions, offers capitalism's arguments against encouraging people to rely on handouts, and apologizes for nothing.
"My wealth is a measure not of what I take from the world but what I give to it," he says. Jan-Peter Pedross is quite good as Scrooge, and Marley's ghost (Marc Geller) is creepy as can be, making the already chilly La Tea Theater at the Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural Center on the Lower East Side even more so.