Everyone knows the story: Ebenezer Scrooge is a miserly businessman whose bitterness has increased with age. He cares little for the needs of his fellow man, preferring to keep money in his pocket rather than coal on the fire. His employee, Bob Cratchit, faithfully endures the ongoing chill from his workplace and his boss.
Cratchit’s family is struggling to survive on the meager salary he earns. The health of his youngest son, Tiny Tim, is as poor as the family is financially, but Scrooge’s heart is unmoved and his coffers remain unopened.
Scrooge’s inhumanity becomes so intense that it stirs the spirit of his late business partner, Jacob Marley, who appears to Scrooge on Christmas Eve. Marley tells Scrooge he will be visited by three more spirits – the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Yet to Come – and advises to heed the messages they bring.
Tickets for the one-hour production, which is enhanced with traditional carols, range from $25.50 to $35.50 and include a buffet. A schedule is available at www.beefandboards.com; reservations can be arranged by calling 872-9664.