There are stories we tell again and again each holiday season, about Grinches, reindeer, magical trains and much else. In Greater Bangor, four local performing arts groups will share some of the most beloved holiday tales on stage this month — be they 19th-century parables, still relevant in 2018, or contemporary comedic romps involving rather tall elves.
This weekend, Ken Stack, a stalwart of eastern Maine theater, will return to the role he performed for nearly 30 years: Ebenezer Scrooge of “A Christmas Carol.”
Scrooge and the whole cast of characters will be brought to life in Ten Bucks Theatre Company’s reader’s theater production of “A Christmas Carol,” directed by Andrea Littlefield and set for 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Bangor Arts Exchange on Exchange Street in downtown Bangor. It’s been a whole decade since Stack last played Scrooge — the last time was in 2008 — but he says he’s settling back into the role nicely, especially thanks to the stripped-down reader’s theater style, which does away with sets in favor of focusing on the text.
Emily Burnham is a Maine native and proud Bangorian, covering business, the arts, restaurants and the culture and history of the Bangor region.
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