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A Christmas Carol

“But I am sure I have always thought of Christmas time as a good time; a kind, forgiving, charitable, pleasant time; the only time I know of, in the long calendar of the year, when men and women seem by one consent to open their shut-up hearts freely, and to think of people below them as if they really were fellow-passengers to the grave, and not another race of creatures bound on other journeys.”

That line from Scrooge’s nephew perfectly explains why A Christmas Carol is such a powerful play year after year. It is a reminder of all of the wonderful things the Christmas season holds. It's a reminder to value the people that are truly important in your life and to hold them close to you throughout the year. The Indiana Repertory Theatre's annual tradition is back again this year with a wonderful production of the Christmas classic.

The play has the same script each year, narrating the story of Scrooge's change of heart with a revolving cast of characters. The large and enthusiastic cast makes the show a fresh delight each year. There's always something new, like this year's addition of the lovely Megan McKinney in a variety of roles. Jason Bradley takes over the role of the beleaguered but cheerful Bob Cratchit and IRT favorites Ryan Artzberger and Robert Neal are back as Scrooge and Marley. The show is 90 minutes, with no intermission, perfect for both kids and adults to enjoy.

In addition to the play, the IRT is offering festive activities and events before and after each performance. They have everything from carolers in the lobby to visiting reindeer outside the theatre. Visit their site here for a full list of scheduled events.

The IRT is also offering special discounts for this show, including free and discounted tickets for military families. The IRT is now one of the 66 Theatre Communications Group (TCG) theater members to participate in the newly launched Blue Star Theatres program, which – in partnership with Blue Star Families – provides free or discounted ticket programs to military personnel and their families, as well as veterans.

Don't Miss the Show

The Indiana Repertory Theatre is located at 140 W. Washington St., Indianapolis, one-half block west of the Circle Center Mall between northbound Illinois St. and southbound Capitol Ave. A Christmas Carol" runs until Monday, Dec. 24 on IRT's Main Stage. Times for performances can be found at or by calling the IRT box office at (317) 635-5252. To purchase tickets call (317) 635-5252 or order online at 

*Photos courtesy of Zach Rosing