A Christmas Carol
A spirit-filled holiday treat for the whole family!
Experience Charles Dickens’ beloved Yuletide story of transformation and redemption at Ford’s Theatre. Director of Artistic Programming José Carrasquillo directs a reimagined production based on Michael Wilson’s beloved Radio Play adaptation, featuring traditional caroling and new staging throughout. Craig Wallace returns as the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge who encounters the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future on a memorable journey.
Mrs. Fred’s Sister/Beggar Woman/Urchin
Spirit of Christmas Present/Fruit and Cider Vendor
Spirit of Christmas Future/Mr. Marvel
Justine “Icy” Moral
Spirit of Christmas Past/Doll Vendor/Belinda/Urchin
Stephen F. Schmidt
Awa Sal Secka
Boy Scrooge/Topper/First Solicitor/Urchin
Mr. Fezziwig/Tiny Tim/Narrator
From the Gallery
Craig Wallace as Ebenezer Scrooge and Rayanne Gonzales as Spirit of Christmas Present in the 2021 production of “A Christmas Carol” at Ford’s Theatre. Photo by Carol Rosegg.
Cast of the 2021 production of “A Christmas Carol” at Ford’s Theatre, directed by José Carrasquillo. Photo by Carol Rosegg.
Bueka Uwemedimo as Fred and Craig Wallace as Ebenezer Scrooge. Photo by Carol Rosegg.
Justine “Icy” Moral as Doll Vendor and Craig Wallace as Ebenezer Scrooge. Photo by Carol Rosegg.
Stephen F. Schmidt as Marley’s Ghost and Craig Wallace as Ebenezer Scrooge. Photo by Carol Rosegg.
"Musically high-spirited! Infectiously jolly!"The Washington Post
"Dickens’s tale seems right at home in Ford’s Theatre! [It takes] full advantage of the 19th-century architecture and charm of the historic playhouse. Ingenious set pieces and special effects heighten the magic of Dickens’s holiday tale."– DC Theatre Scene
"Offers feel-good holiday cheer, suspense and sheer entertainment It’s quite remarkable to watch [Craig Wallace’s] transformation from the miserly and unforgiving Scrooge to a generous and witty Scrooge. The show is fun for all ages; a must-see this holiday season."– DMV Collective
Behind the Scenes
Ghost of Jacob Marley costume design by Alejo Vietti.
Ghost of Christmas Past costume design by Alejo Vietti.
Ghost of Christmas Present costume design by Alejo Vietti.
A Christmas Carol: Reimagined for 2021 at Ford’s Theatre
Ford’s Theatre celebrates 40 years of producing A Christmas Carol in 2021. This year’s production features new staging: a deliberate and thoughtful attempt to create a safe environment for the acting company and provide a joyful holiday experience for all who attend. The au