Fruitvale Jr. High's Advanced Drama Class is pleased to announce its “Five Year Anniversary” performance of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol.”
The performance will take place on Friday, November 30, at 6:30 p.m. in the Multipurpose room at Fruitvale Jr. High, 2114 Calloway Dr. Doors open at approximately 6:05 p.m. Prices are $6 for adults; $4 for children or FJH students (14 and under, please).
Dickens wrote his “little carol” primarily to address the poverty of England’d poor. At the time, many were trying to make the bakers close their shops on Sundays. This infuriated Dickens, because many poor families took their Sunday meals to the bakers to be roasted. Closing the shops would have deprived many of their only hot meal of the week.
In addition, most funerals at this time were for children under the age of 10. Those that did survive, grew up poor, without an education, and forced to continue the cycle of poverty. Many of Dickens’ characters were based on his real-life family members, including his sister, Fan, and her crippled son.
“A Christmas Carol' tells the story of a mean and bitter miser, Ebenezer Scrooge. Scrooge is not sensitive to the plight of the poor and doesn't care about anyone but himself. In the course of one night, he is visited by the spirit of his former business partner, and three other spirits who try to urge Scrooge to become a better man and to care for others.
In the spirit of this great tale, and to ensure that no one in our community goes hungry this holiday season, we are asking everyone who attends to bring one can of soup for our soup drive. There will be a $1 discount to each person who brings a can of soup the night of the performance (limit one discount per person).
Please come and enjoy this terrific production — we look foward to seeing you. Have a blessed holiday season!
Alicia Hammons is a Drama instructor at Fruitvale Junior High.
If you go
Fruitvale Junior High’s “A Christmas Carol”
DATE: Friday, November 30
TIME: 6:30 p.m. (doors open at 6:05 p.m.)
PLACE: Fruitvale Jr. High, Multipurpose Room
2114 Calloway Dr.
COST: $6 for adults, $4 for children or FJH students. Students should attend with a parent or guardian.