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They Sing Christmas Up in Harlem: A Lenox Avenue Christmas Carol
They Sing Christmas Up in Harlem: A Lenox Avenue Christmas Carol
By Eric LeRoy Wilson.

Cast: 6m., 6w. (may be expanded by 5 more actors, either gender). In Harlem, in the late 1920s, there lived a numbers running gangster by the name of Ebenezer Scrooge, who struck terror into the heart of the Harlem community. But on a crisp Christmas Eve, it was Scrooge's turn to be frightened. Ancestral ghosts arrived, attempting to save Scrooge (and Harlem) from hate. Swinging through the past, present and future, this modern-day Christmas Carol is filled with the rhythms of jazz and voices of the Harlem Renaissance. Narrated by a bass player named Charlie, gospel-moaning ghosts, cutthroat gangsters, struggling citizens and poets come together to tell Dickens' timeless Christmas tale. They Sing Christmas Up In Harlem is a funny and profound look at how joy and hate can change the face of a city. Area staging. Approximate Running Time: 85 minutes.

Play details
Status:  In Stock
Type of show:  Full-Length
Catalog Code:  TB1
Cast Size:  12
No. of Act(s):  2
Pages:  54
Royalty:  $80.00 /perf.*
Cost:  $9.95
Approx. Running Time:  85 min.
Categories
Target Audience: Young Audiences | Middle School | High School | College and Adult
Performing Group: College Theatre | Community Theatre | Stock & Lort
Genre: Drama | Holiday
ISBN (10): 0871299852
Publication Date: 03/29/2000
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This title can be licensed/sold throughout the world
* Please note that royalties quoted in our catalog are intended for K-12 schools with a standard curriculum only. All other producing groups must submit a completed application.


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