Why shouldn't an actress get a chance to portray one of the meanest roles ever created (such as Scrooge) or one of the more poignant (such as Scrooge's employee, here renamed Bobbie Cratchit)? There's also Bobbie Cratchit's heartbreakingly appealing child, Little Liza (Tiny Tim). The script retains the original point, but it's with an entirely new twist that adds something unexpected to your theatrical Christmas festivities. Edna Scrooge has sacrificed human feelings of love and friendship to be a success. To her, Bobbie is just an impersonal office machine. Alone on Christmas Eve, the overworked Edna hallucinates—with the help of ghosts—about her grim past and even colder future. We already know what we're getting with old Ebenezer—but Ms. Scrooge is a whole new Christmas experience. Your cast and your audience will love it!
- Type of Show One-act Play
- Product Code M63000
- Cast Size 22
- Min. Royalty Rate $45/perf
- Cost $8.95
- Approx. Run Time 40 min
- Target Audience Middle School | High School
- Performing Group Middle School | High School | College Theatre | Community Theatre
- Genre Drama
- ISBN(13) 9780871294449
- "Ms. Scrooge was a delight to perform as well as to see. With a class of only seven girls, I was still able to stage the play by doubling the characters and using younger students from another class for the children's roles. Audiences loved the adaptation. It was an especially big hit with a group of Girl Scout leaders who attended the performance."
- Review by Nancy Kotarski, Avon Drama Shop, Avon, IN
- "Ms. Scrooge made a wonderful play for the holiday season. The characters were interesting, the costumes easily obtained, and the set flexible for a small stage. It is a must for an all-girls' school play."
- Review by Livonia Glaves, Duchesne Academy, Houston, Texas
- "Ms. Scrooge provides great opportunities for young actresses to experience characters they may otherwise not be able to portray. It was met with universal appreciation by my cast, crew and audience."
- Review by Julie McKinley, American Girl Drama Team, Lees Summit, MO