Already closed | 1h 35m | West Village

A Christmas Carol (Blessed Unrest)

From 7 member  reviews
Members say: Great staging, Entertaining, Clever, Funny, Must see

About the show

Six performers play 37 characters in Blessed Unrest's revival of its raw, physical, and darkly comic take on the Christmas classic. More…

In 1843, in lieu of publishing a political pamphlet entitled 'An Appeal to the People of England on behalf of the Poor Man’s Child,' Charles Dickens wrote 'A Christmas Carol.' This adaptation returns to the story’s original intent as an examination of an unjust socioeconomic system that benefits a few at the top while the masses struggle to meet their basic needs. It shows the capacity of an individual to overcome fear, expand their perspective, and take action for others.

1h 35m | Already closed | New Ohio Theatre (West Village)

Member Reviews (7)


Great staging, Entertaining, Clever, Funny, Must see
Avg Score

Clever, Inventive, Intelligent

See it if you enjoy creative, inventive, and original staging, while tweeking a classic story.

Don't see it if you need fancy props and special effects to appreciate an old story.

Clever, Entertaining, Funny

See it if You like an innovative, spirited take on a Christmas Carol. A cast of 6 plays all the roles with some clever staging.

Don't see it if You want a more polished show

Great acting, Great staging, Thought-provoking, Reimagination, Resonant

See it if You are interested in seeing old classics staged with fresh perspectives; like physical theater with a company playing multiple roles.

Don't see it if You want a standard adaptation of Dickens' classic.

Ambitious, Confusing, Quirky, Slow

See it if Like to see the classic Dickens story in a modern dance version.

Don't see it if Are not generous enough to stick with some of the slow parts.

Enchanting, Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging, Must see

See it if you love christmas stories

Don't see it if you are not a fan of theatre

Must see, Great writing, Great staging, Enchanting

See it if you want to revisit a classic and have a lovely time

Don't see it if you have very young children as its quite long

Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great staging, Great acting

See it if You enjoy a darker toned Christmas story

Don't see it if You are afraid of thunder

December 25th, 2016
"A humanizing warmth flickers through this stripped-down 'A Christmas Carol'...A full-company dance number to Lady Gaga’s 'Applause' is an energetic high point. But, too often, the action is strangely far away, and there is a deadening effect to the script’s insistence on emphasizing social injus...
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December 23rd, 2016
"A tasteful yet eclectic and unique experience indeed; Opatrny and Burr prove that they understood the true essence of the original story while also showing that they clearly had a wonderful time bringing their creative vision to life...It is truly a beautiful story, and the production brings for...
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December 26th, 2016
"Wonderful, faithful and stylized adaptation...Its accomplished staging, design and racially diverse and gender-fluid performances all make it a stimulating and thoughtful experience true to the spirit of Charles Dickens...Playwright Matt Opatrny has very skillfully pared down the 1843 novella in...
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December 23rd, 2016
"Some elements of the performance still shine—Becca Schneider and Nathan Richard Wagner are particularly charming in all their roles...Yet the careful choreographed flow of the piece itself is somewhat muddy after three years on the shelf...Sluggishness means slow scene transitions...The result i...
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