Dickens meets King in a sock puppet mashup. What could possibly go wrong?
Creative Works of Lancaster brings its beloved sock puppets back to the stage this December with the debut of A Christmas Carrie, an original script that’s sure to be the next great holiday classic. The show will be performed on Sunday, December 13 and Sunday, December 27. Performances will be at 4, 6, and 8 p.m. at The Lancaster Dispensing Company, 315 N. Market Street. There will be a $5 cover charge at the door, with food and beverages available for purchase from The Lancaster Dispensing Company.
Combining everyone’s favorite telekinetic prom queen with the time travel of A Christmas Carol and reimagined versions of your favorite musical hits, this hilarious, twisted take on classic characters will warm up your holiday weekends more than spiked eggnog. It’s the latest offering in Creative Works of Lancaster’s series of sock puppet film parodies, with previous shows including Sock Puppet Psycho, The Sockfather, Silence of the Socks, and Jaws to the World.
Creative Works of Lancaster brings a variety of performing arts to the city in addition to sock puppet parodies. The local non-profit organization focuses on producing new works and performs an array of productions throughout the city, including free outdoor theater for families each summer, a full day of creativity and collaboration with 24 Hour Plays, sketch comedy, new plays in surprising locations, and staged readings of plays tied to social issues. Anyone who enjoys what they see is encouraged to get in touch with the group at www.creativelancaster.org for information on upcoming productions and how to get involved!
…and if you have a taste for terror…and locally produced whiskey…then you have a date with Carrie, too!
As we prepare for our upcoming sock puppet extravaganza, “A Christmas Carrie”, we’re taking a break to celebrate Lancaster’s Extraordinary Give, so come grab a distilled-on-site cocktail with us at Thistle Finch! We’ll have Carrie-themed snacks, a Carrie prom photo booth, a raffle with some awesome prizes, and tunes to set the dance floor on fire!
We’ll also have a giving station where you can visit ExtraGive.org to make a donation, and every dollar you donate will be stretched by $250,000 from the Lancaster County Community Foundation and their presenting sponsors! Each dollar you give to Creative Works will help us continue to produce new, surprising, and quirky theater that brings people together in our city and county and keeps this place vibrant. Help us continue to support local artists and make fun theatrical events accessible to diverse audiences!
This event is free and open to the public. Hope you can come burn up the dance floor with us!
The 24 Hour Plays: Lancaster is a special night of experimental theater where six writers, six directors, twenty-four actors, and a production team come together to write, rehearse and produce six plays over the course of 24 hours! Audiences are invited in at the end of the creation process to enjoy the these unique performances!
This year’s performance will be Saturday, November 14 at 7pm (doors open @ 6pm) at Community Mennonite Church of Lancaster, 328 W. Orange St., Lancaster, PA.
The show sold out last year and folks are encouraged to pre-purchase tickets at $15 each or $40 for an awkward threesome.