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by Charles Dickens, adapted by Paul Morella
directed by Ron Clark
November 28 – December 14

This holiday season enjoy the classic ghost story told from Dickens’ sitting room by solo performer Tim Budd, complete with live music by fiddler Tara McGovern (of The Beggarmen). 

Experience the unforgettable characters and vivid imagery as Charles Dickens originally intended  – in his own words – and rediscover this timeless classic. 

Adapted from Dickens’ original novella and reading tour, Morella’s solo version will transport you back to Victorian England and into the heart of this classic morality tale. This production is a holiday must-see.  Ticket info below.

This show is appropriate for all ages but may be most enjoyed by children 8 years old and up.

Shows:  Thurs-Sat, 7:30PM; Sun, 2:00PM
Post-performance talkbacks:  Sun, 11/30 & Fri, 12/05

A Christmas Carol is sponsored by
Herb & Janice Wilson

Read more about A Christmas Carol in our blog post.

See a video of adaptor & actor Paul Morella talking about his version of "A Christmas Carol":

Learn more about our 2014-15
Season Shows & Dollar Dog Readings


Box Office hours: Monday - Friday, noon-4pm & 1 hour before shows

If you are a Riverdog, coupon or voucher holder, using the Blue Star military discount, or booking for groups of 10+, please call the Box Office at 319-338-7672 to use your discounts when buying tickets.

BY PHONE: 319-338-7672, Monday-Friday, noon-4pm
IN PERSON: Monday - Friday, noon-4pm & 1 hour before shows, 213 N. Gilbert Street, Iowa City

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Adults: $30 (Over 60/under 30 years old, $28)
Youth (18 and under): $18
Student rush: $20 (any unsold tickets 20 mins before the show)
Veterans/Military (Blue Star discount): $24
Groups of 10+, call the Box Office for your discount!

Veterans, military personnel and their immediate family receive a discount at Riverside Theatre in appreciation of service.  Click here for more information about the Blue Star Theatre program and ticket discount information

A CHRISTMAS CAROL photo: Tim Budd; photo by James Caldwell

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What's special about A CHRISTMAS CAROL?

Tara McGovern, Tim Budd; photo by Bob Goodfellow You probably know the story but here's a recap:  "A Christmas Carol" centers around a bitter miser, Ebenezer Scrooge and his change into a warm, generous man after being visited by the ghost of ...

We loved seeing you at A GRATEFUL NATION

Thanks to all who attended A Grateful Nation last weekend, November 15 & 16 at Riverside Theatre! It was wonderful to have the support of the community, and to see so many veterans and historians in the audience. If you didn't get a chance to ...

Thanks to everyone for making us "Best Theater Group" again this year!

Thanks to everyone who voted for us for in the Press Citizen's "Best of the Area" 2014 contest!  We are happy to be the number one theatre in the Iowa City area again this year, and if we could vote for it, we'd name our audience members the ...

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