Taproot presents the west coast premiere of The Trial of Ebenezer Scrooge, Mark Brown's inventive comedic twist on the Dickens' classic. Scott Nolte directs.
It's the trial of the century. In an unbelievably bold move, Ebenezer Scrooge has charged Marley and the Christmas spirits with kidnapping, assault, and battery. Just one year after his miraculous transformation, Scrooge appears to have reverted to his old ways. Christmas Past is under cross-examination, Christmas Present is late to court and Christmas Future is in need of a translator who speaks ghost. The classic Dickens' characters return, including Bob and Mrs. Cratchit, Fan, Fred Fitzpatrick, and the beautiful Belle. They all take the witness stand in this comic case of hysterical grandeur. With the audience a part of the London courtroom, a final verdict awaits - can the Spirit of Christmas remain in a man's heart all year long?