An Old Salem Christmas Carol

McChesney Scott Dunn Auditorium/SECCA  · 



The Little Theatre of Winston-Salem is pleased to announce that this December, it will introduce a new holiday tradition to the Piedmont Triad:  An Old Salem Christmas Carol.  Adapted exclusively for The Little Theatre by gifted playwright Stephen P. Scott, this version of Charles Dickens' time-honored tale of redemption and brotherly love is set in Winston and Salem in the late 1800s.

“We wanted to bring a new holiday tradition with a local connection to our audiences,” commented The Little Theatre’s Executive Director, Lane Fields, who will be directing the production.  “This new adaptation ties in our local history to tell the classic tale.  From the arrival of the railroad to the growth of the tobacco industry and the dynamics of the sister cities of Winston and Salem, get ready for your favorite holiday story to take place right here in your neighborhood.”

A couple invites a passing stranger into their home on Christmas Eve. The story he tells them is magical, and yet vaguely familiar… It’s 1887, and hard times have fallen on the people of Winston and nearby Salem.  Tobacco rolling machines are replacing manual jobs, and bad rains have hurt farms. Making things worse is Ebeneezer Scrooge, a mortgage lender who has no holiday spirit. In the heart of Old Salem, can three spirits teach him the true meaning of Christmas?

An Old Salem Christmas Carol will be performed at SECCA’s McChesney Scott Dunn Auditorium December

7-9, 13-16 & 20-22, 2018.  This world premiere adaptation joins The Little Theatre’s 84th Season line-up, which includes productions of Calendar Girls (September 21-23 & 27-30, 2018; SECCA), Young Frankenstein (November 2-4 & 8-11, 2018; SECCA), Shakespeare in Love (March 8-10 & 14-17, 2019; SECCA), Man of La Mancha (May 3-5 & 9-12, 2019; Hanesbrands Theatre), and Das Barbecü (June 21-23 & 27-30, 2019). 


Season memberships are $125 and include six flexible admission tickets, good for any of the shows the theatre offers during the 2018-19 season, along with additional benefits, such as discounted single tickets, early reservations and discounts on acting classes.  Those purchasing a season membership by August 1, 2018, will receive an additional $10 off.  Single tickets, which will not be offered until August 15, will be $24, including taxes and facility fees.

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