‘A Wicked Christmas Carol’ coming to Center Theatre

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DOVER-FOXCROFT — The Center Theatre is debuting a new work by award-winning playwright Bobby Keniston titled “A Wicked Christmas Carol.” The show is a mash-up that faithfully blends the worlds of Charles Dickens’ “Christmas Carol” and L. Frank Baum’s “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.”

For this production, the Wicked Witch of the West takes center stage in a role akin to Ebeneezer Scrooge. During the course of the play, Witch is set in the world of Oz, she is visited by several ghosts familiar to anyone who knows the story of “The Wizard of Oz.” By the end of the story will she be redeemed or will she become a puddle on the floor? You’ll have to come to the Center Theatre between Dec. 7-16 to find out.

“The holidays are a great time in our community,” said Patrick Myers, the Center Theatre’s executive director, “There are so many activities for the whole family throughout December and we’re thrilled to debut Bobby’s play as part of the celebration.”

Myers said it’s a special treat to see a new work come to life for the first time, “You can see how much fun the cast is having during rehearsals and how much they enjoy being part of the first ever production of a new work. We hope to get a big turnout to support Bobby’s play and the work of the Center Theatre.”

Tickets for “A Wicked Christmas Carol” are on sale now with kids 5 and under getting in for free. For tickets or more information, visit, find the Center Theatre on Facebook, call the Theatre at 564-8943, or drop in between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday at 20 East Main Street in Dover-Foxcroft. The Center Theatre is a 501(c)3 non-profit with a mission to make arts, culture, education, and entertainment accessible to our rural communities.

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