Celebrate Christmas with a classic at the UTPA Theatre
Contact: University Theatre 956/381-3581
Posted: 11/14/2008
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Nothing says Christmas better than that famous tale by Charles Dickens, "A Christmas Carol," which will commence the holiday season at The University of Texas-Pan American.

The University Theatre Productions at UTPA has scheduled this classic play for November, to kick off the holiday season just prior to the Thanksgiving festivities.

The play, adapted by Jeff Marquis and directed by Brian Warren, will run Nov. 19-22 and Nov. 24-25, 8 p.m. and a Sunday Matinee Nov. 23, 2 p.m. at the Albert L. Jeffers Theatre.

Seating is limited. Tickets are expected to go fast, so early reservations are suggested. Reserved seats are $12, general admission seats are $8. Non-UTPA faculty and students are $3, while UTPA faculty, students and staff get two free admissions with each valid University ID.

This play is not recommended for children below third grade level. Some of the special effects in certain scenes are rather scary.

"We don't want the little ones to be afraid of Christmas, but the story itself calls for ghosts and other things that might be misunderstood by youngsters," said Elva Galvan, theatre business manger.

For special accommodations, group rates, information or reservations, call the University Theatre Productions Box Office at 956/381-3581 during regular university hours. The Box Office opens one hour prior to each performance. Those without reservations are urged to come early, as the productions are expected to sell out every night.