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Our Season:  Humbug


Christmas Carol" with a modern day twist, Humbug follows the story of Eleanor Scrooge, a ruthlessly ambitious Wall Street executive who has an aversion to Christmas and an insatiable appetite for power. Locked in her office on a snowy Christmas Eve, Eleanor is determined to finish a corporate-takeover proposal until three "advisors" provide her with an eye-opening appreciation for the holidays and the spirit of Christmas. An upbeat and moving adaptation of Dickens' holiday classic, Humbug is one for the ages. With a contemporary flair, it is a tale the whole family will enjoy!

John Wooten's plays have been produced Off-Broadway, in London, and in regional Equity theaters across the country. Awards and nominations include: New Jersey State Council on the Arts Fellowship; Best New Play nomination from the American Theatre Critics Association; semi-finalist for a Nicholl Fellowship, sponsored by the Academy Awards; and multiple Best New Play nominations from the Newark Star-Ledger. Mr. Wooten is the Producing Artistic Director of Premiere Stages and teaches Playwriting at Kean University.

Audition Times: October 20 & 21 at 7:00 PM at Cascades Theatre. Cast requirements: six men, six women.

"Wooten has indeed concocted a comedy that puts a great deal of delicious nonsense into Charles Dickens' most famous story...a multitude of laughs." - The Newark Star-Ledger

"A witty, timely, poignant script interspersed with upbeat Christmas carols and a timeless message of caring." - The Westfield Leader