Crotchety old Ebenezer Scrooge is bah-humbugging back into action with help from the fine folks at Boise Contemporary Theater. Charles Dickens' Christmas classic, A Christmas Carol, will be presented as a spirited reading under the tutelage of Carole Whiteleather, who adapted and edited the famous work for the Boise stage.
Audiences get to watch and listen as professional actors bring the story to life, following the famous tale of finding Christmas cheer. Stingy sinner Scrooge soars from the past to the future, discovering the true meaning of Christmas with the help of a few ghosts, a bit of magic and a little lad named Tiny Tim. Performances are a kid-friendly 90-minutes or shorter and include an intermission with tasty treats. All kiddos must drag their folks along for the show, and tykes 3 or younger get in free.
Sunday, Dec. 13, 2 p.m., $8-$12, Boise Contemporary Theater, 854 Fulton St., 208-331-9224, bctheater.org.