ILWACO - The Peninsula Players will present "A Christmas Carol," from the storyof the same name by Charles Dickens Dec. 15, 16 and 17 at 7 p.m. and a Sunday matinee, Dec. 18at 2 p.m. at the Masonic Temple, 205 East Spruce Street, Ilwaco.

There is only limited seating. Advanced ticket purchase is recomended. Tickets may be purchased at Stormin Norman's in Long Beach, Farmers Insurance in Ocean Park and the Imperial Schooner in Ilwaco. Tickets are $5 in advance, $6 at the door; Sunday matinee: $3 for children.

The story recounts the adventures of miserly old Ebennezer Scrooge at Christmas time. On Christmas Eve, as he falls asleep in his dingy quarters, his partner Marley, who has been dead seven years, comes to him bound in ghostly chains and warns him that he will be visited by three ghosts: The ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and of Yet to Come. The ghosts appear, each revealing to Scrooge the wrong-doing of his life and what will happen if he continues in his evil ways.

When the last vision shows him his own grave stone, he is wracked with fear and remorse and begs for one more chance, only to wake and find it all a dream. His joy is unbounded and as a man reborn, he sets out on Christmas Day to bless with his new found generosity all those whom he has neglected and abused.

This play is directed by Laurie Carter, co-owner of the Port of Ilwaco's Imperial Schooner Restaurant.

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