Make the Yuletides Gay
with a New Variation of the Beloved Dickens Classic
SCROOGE & MARLEY
Two Special Screenings Only
Monday, December 17 • 7:00pm
Tuesday, December 18 • 7:00pm
All Seats $8.50
Celebrate the holidays with a heartfelt, modern-day, gay variation
on Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, narrated by Tony Award-winning Actress Judith Light and co-starring Bruce Villanch
Recounted from a gay sensibility, this reimagining of the classic story delves into the background of Ben Scrooge, the rich skinflint who hates the holidays, distrusts love and makes life miserable for everyone in the gay community over which he presides from his base, a music cabaret named Screws.
On Christmas Eve, Scrooge (David Pevsner) is visited by the ghost of his late business partner, Jacob Marley (SNL's Tim Kazurinsky), who wants to free him from his same bitter fate that awaits in purgatory. Scrooge is next visited by three ghosts – past, present and future – who endeavor to lead him back to love.
Returning to the 1970s days of his teen years by the saucy Ghost of Christmas Past (Ronnie Kroell), Scrooge bitterly recalls being kicked out of his home at the holidays for being gay, meeting the young rogue Jacob Marley, the fabulous disco impresario Fezziwig (Bruce Vilanch), and the luckless love of his life, Bill, whose love Scrooge eventually destroys in his pursuit of wealth.
The jolly Ghost of Christmas Present (Megan Cavanagh) next whisks Scrooge on a joyous, music filled tour of current holiday sights, including a visit to a lively party hosted by Scrooge’s niece Freda (Rusty Schwimmer) and her expectant partner Mary.
An eye-opening stop at the home of Scrooge’s long suffering assistant Bob Cratchit (David Moretti), who with his partner Drew is parent to five children including Tiny Tim, leads to the dreaded appearance of the Ghost of Christmas Future (JoJo Baby) whose vision of Scrooge’s terrible destiny leads to his belated redemption and a heartwarming and surprising concluding twist on Dickens’ tale
Like the traditional, story driven holiday classics that inspired it, Scrooge & Marley is enacted with heart, comedy and music, and the magic of Dickens’ timeless tale comes alive from a fresh perspective that will appeal to audiences of every persuasion.
Shot entirely in Chicago, the movie is based on an original script by Ellen Stoneking, Knight and Timothy Imse. It features original songs by Lisa McQueen and Knight, who directed along with Peter Neville. Tracy Baim (Hannah Free) and David Strzepek (Jamie & Jesse Are Not Together, Foodgasm) are the film’s producers.
"This CHRISTMAS CAROL will gayly ring in the Holidays and so it should!" — ABC News
"A sweet and distinctive spin on a holiday standard." — Alonoso Duralde,author,
"Have Yourself a Merry Movie Christmas"
"This clever and touching CAROL is sure to be a queer Christmas classic!"
— INSTINCT Magazine