Penned by company member Angela Berliner, who also directs, Aah! Scrooge Must Die!, will run through Jan. 10, 2009. Audiences are advised to leave the kids at home for the "uproariously NC-17" take on the holiday classic. "In the book, Scrooge is redeemed in the end and regrets his ways," Berliner said in a statement. "But our version recognizes that a sociopath is still a sociopath. It's really his fear of death that causes Scrooge to change his ways, as opposed to a true reversal of spirit." She adds, "Scott Harris, who plays Scrooge, is a madman. He sinks into the character so fully, but in reality he is the nicest guy. There's a monster like Scrooge somewhere in all of us - a dark side most of us aren't even aware of."
In addition to Harris, Ahh! Scrooge features Pierre Adeli, Jeff Branion, Anne Rene Brashier, Seth Compton, Cindy D'Andrea, Elora Dannon, Emilia Herman, R.J. Jones, Steven M. Porter, Chris Schultz, Miriam Stark, Heather Thomas, Toni Torres, Sabra Williams and Justin Zsebe.
Set and lighting design for Aah! Scrooge Must Die! are by François-Pierrre Couture, sound design is by John Zalewski and costume design is by Kate Poppen.
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