November 27, 2021

Cumberland Rose Players presenting ‘A Christmas Carol’ Dec. 3-5

GREENFIELD — The Cumberland Rose Players, a long time community theater group in Adair County, are pleased to present “A Christmas Carol” December 3-5 at the Warren Cultural Center.

The play is being directed by first time director Sara Eddy, a 2019 graduate of Nodaway Valley.

“The actors we’ve had have been absolutely phenomenal and have been extremely flexible,” Eddy said. “I’m very, very thankful for their willingness to work with me. Me being so new at this, that’s probably been the biggest blessing out of all of this.”

The members of the cast of about 25 range in age from 7 to over 70. Eddy said it has been fun working with all age groups as they prepare the show.

“A Christmas Carol” is a story by Charles Dickens. It recounts the story of Ebenezer Scrooge, an elderly miser who is visited by the ghost of his former business partner Jacob Marley and the spirits of Christmas Past, Christmas Present and Christmas Yet to Come. As the story goes, after they visit, Scrooge is transformed into a much kinder, gentler man.

Eddy performed as Christmas Past the last time “A Christmas Carol” was performed by the Cumberland Rose Players.

“I already liked ‘A Christmas Carol’ because of the Muppets’ ‘Christmas Carol’ that my mom and I would watch every year,” Eddy said. “When I was given the opportunity to be a part of it the last time they did it, I jumped right on it.

“I like being able to create something people can watch and enjoy

The December 3 show has a dinner theater portion, served at 6 p.m and catered by The Corner. The deadline for that is Nov. 25. The Friday and Saturday shows start at 7 p.m. with the Sunday matinee at 2 p.m. Cost for the show is $15 per adult and students are free. For the dinner theater, prices are $25 for adults and $10 for students.

Caleb Nelson

Caleb Nelson

Caleb Nelson has served as News Editor of the Adair County Free Press and Fontanelle Observer since Oct. 2017. He and his wife Kilee live in Greenfield. In Greenfield and the greater Adair County area, he values the opportunity to tell peoples' stories, enjoys playing guitar, following all levels of sports, and being a part of his local church.