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The Fourth Ghost

The 2016 production at the Ruskin Group Theatre in Santa Monica.

The Fourth Ghost

A 10 minute comedy for 1M, 1 Either
Ebeneezer Scrooge meets a very modern Ghost that hates what Christmas has become.

Runtime: 10 minutes

Setting: Dickensian London and the Present
Characters: (1M, 1 Either)
SCROOGE - On the cusp of his transformation
THE GHOST OF CHROSTMASSES YES TO BE, YET TO BE - Contemporary and sarcastic.

The play premiered by EEK! Theatre at the Gorilla Tango Theatre in Chicago, 2015.

The play is published in 105 Five-Minute Plays

105 Five-Minute Plays

About The Fourth Ghost

Comedy, <10 min, 1M, 1F

The Fourth Ghost

The Ghost (Betsy Landin) grabs a selfie with Ebeneezer (Chip Bolcik) in the 2016 production at the Ruskin Group Theatre.

Charles Dickens' classic tale A Christmas Carol gets a new ending when Ebeneezer is confronted by an unexpected visitor - a fourth and final ghost who hates Christmas! It's a very short play, and while it speaks a little to the consumerism and excess of today's holiday season, it's mostly just funny for the sake of being funny. The play is available from the playwright, published in 105 Five-Minute Plays or on the New Play Exchange.

The play premiered at the Gorilla Tango Theatre in Chicago, and was revived at the Ruskin Group Theatre in Santa Monica.

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The Fourth Ghost

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