MRS. DILBER’S CHRISTMAS CAROL

by Arthur M. Jolly

Mrs. Dilber, Scrooge’s maltreated housekeeper in Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, meets Marley and the Spirits of Christmas before they haunt Scrooge, and sets off on a past, present and future adventure of her own in this subversive and hilarious reimagining of the classic Christmas story. 

  • Cast Size: 11M 11W 11GN plus Ensemble (Casts of 9+ with doubling possible)
  • Running Time: 90+ minutes
  • Royalty Rate: $75 per performance

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About the Playwright

Arthur M. Jolly (he/him), shares the typical playwright background of starting in the NY film industry as a stunt performer and special effects artist; then becoming a pilot and flying helicopters for the US Army in Alabama; and later flying tourists from Las Vegas into the Grand Canyon. Given such a predictable trajectory, his decision to quit flying and move to Los Angeles to write is all too familiar. Feature screenplays include Where We Disappear on Amazon Prime. As the playwright of 75 produced plays, Jolly won the Todd McNerney National Playwriting Award, the Region IV David Mark Cohen Playwriting Award, and was a finalist for the Woodward/Newman Drama Award. Published works include A Gulag Mouse, The Ithaca Ladies Read Medea, The Lady Demands Satisfaction, Long Joan Silver, Mrs. Dilber’s Christmas Carol, Past Curfew, Rising, There Is No Play, Trash and two collections of short plays Guilty Moments and Thin Lines.

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Eric Lewis
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My new favorite Christmas Show.

This is a subversive delight. I laughed out loud while reading it, it has hilarious dialogue, wild physical comedy and parts for every kind of actor. This should be your next Christmas production, I guarantee your audience will love it!

3 months ago

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