Well, the tree is up and trimmed out for the winter solstice, the mantle is decorated and to complete our day of Yuletide festivities- last night the Hubs and I went to a local University's production of A Christmas Carol.
Oh my, perhaps I am more of a purist than I thought... I should have known when I thumbed through the Playbill and saw the directors note that listed they had "adapted and changed" the play... that it would be different. It was very different. And for a bunch of reasons... it kind of ticked me off.
|Ghost of Christmas Past and Patrick Stewart as Scrooge|
Okay, that was different.
But hang on a second- It's supposed to be the Ghost of Christmas Present that ages... and I almost lost it when the Ghost of Christmas Present came out and was a woman with a Jamaican accent.
To be fair she was a lovely black woman in a red cape and a bonnet and she was a fair actor... but the audience as one went, "Huh?". And I just could not wrap my mind around the deviation from the original story. That, and I LOVE the traditional Holly King/Ghost of Christmas Present... I was so disappointed not to see him.
And maybe I'm turning into a purist when it comes to plays and a classic like A Christmas Carol. So did we enjoy the play? Kind of. Was it fun to go out and do something to get in the spirit of the Holidays? Absolutely.
I have nothing but respect for the actors and the crew of the production... however I think that that grad student/director should not have messed with the classics. They are called the classics for a reason you know.
At least it gave us plenty to chuckle about on the way home. "Ay mon." Said the Jamaican Ghost of Christmas Present.... Oh I really don't think so.
Maybe I'm being too snarky... or maybe I'm just a Scrooge when it comes to directors messing with the classics.
Blessed be, Ellen