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A Christmas Carol

Nov 28 – Jan 3 | Unrated | 91 min
Available for pre-order beginning Oct 23.

Experience A Christmas Carol unlike any other—past, present or future. The timeless tale of Ebenezer Scrooge has been given new life thanks to the haunting vision of one of Broadway’s most imaginative directors, Michael Arden (Tony-winning Best Revival - Once on this Island), and the Tony-winning virtuoso, Jefferson Mays (I Am My Own Wife, Gentleman’s Guide...), starring in 50 roles of a lifetime. Staged exclusively for this production and captured live with breathtaking clarity, this must-watch streaming event conjures the powerful spirits of Christmas and brings all the magic of live theatre home for the holidays. The Hollywood Reporter declares, “It’s a towering achievement! You’ve seen it before, but not like this.” And the Los Angeles Times raves, “Mays is a rare gem and Arden is ingenious. For true theater lovers, there can be no better gift this season.”

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  • Jefferson Mays

Creative Team

  • Playwright: Charles Dickens
  • Adaptation by: Jefferson Mays, Susan Lyons and Michael Arden
  • Production Conceived by: Michael Arden and Dane Laffrey
  • Director: Michael Arden
  • Assistant Director: Nikki M. James
  • Scenic/Costume Designer: Dane Laffrey
  • Director of Photography: Maceo Bishop
  • Lighting Designer: Ben Stanton
  • Projection Designer: Lucy Mackinnon
  • Sound Designer: Joshua D. Reid
  • Make-up & Hair Design: Cookie Jordan
  • Puppet Design: James Ortiz
  • Music by: Sufjan Stevens
  • Producer: Hunter Arnold

About Rubicon Theatre Company

Rubicon Theatre is Ventura's premiere professional not-for-profit theatre company. The organization was founded in 1998 by Karyl Lynn Burns and James O'Neil as an actors' and directors' company, and Rubicon is committed to creating a nurturing environment for artists where exploration and experimentation are encouraged and supported. Rubicon's mission is to celebrate the joy and power of theatre through innovative productions, concerts, events and education programs. Pre-Covid, Rubicon offered a MainStage season of classic and contemporary dramas, comedies and musicals, a Broadway concert series, and extensive outreach programs, and special events. The company has reached more than 450,000 audience members and welcomed more than 48,000 student participants. Rubicon has been the recipient of the L.A. Drama Critics' special award for "Sustained Excellence," more than 15 Ovation Awards (60+ nominations), the New York Drama Desk Award, the NAACP Award and a number of Indy Awards. Luminaries including Tony, Oscar, Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winners have graced the Rubicon stage. or 805.667.2900.