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The Commons
The Arts

'Totally Scrooged' returns to Grafton on Dec. 14

Originally published in The Commons issue #182 (Wednesday, December 12, 2012).

GRAFTON—“Totally Scrooged!,” comic actor Pickles Reese’s saucy solo sendup of Charles Dickens’ holiday classic, “A Christmas Carol,” returns to Town Hall Auditorium, 117 Main St., for a benefit performance on Friday, Dec. 14, at 7:30 p.m.

A $15 donation at the door is suggested, with proceeds benefiting Grafton Cares and Southeastern Vermont Community Action (SEVCA).

Pickles Reese (the stage alter-ego of Grafton blacksmith Adam Howard) has garnered rave reviews around the country for his comedic interpretation of the holiday classic, now in its 20th season.

Oft-described as a sidesplitting raucous romp through Christmas past, present, and future, this program is for mature audiences. Reese dishes up all the beloved characters of Dickens’ Victorian London — slightly pickled, of course — yet preserves and tenderly delivers the story’s timeless beauty and message.

SEVCA’s mission is to enable people to cope with and reduce the hardships of poverty; create sustainable self-sufficiency; and reduce the causes and move toward the elimination of poverty.

For more information on the performance, please call 802-843-1162.

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