A Christmas Carol runs at The Players' Ring from December 2-22
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He’ll be home for Christmas: The Players’ Ring to present Michael Tobin’s ‘A Christmas Carol’

Thirty years ago, Michael Tobin stood in the wings of The Players’ Ring, waiting for the City of Portsmouth’s final approval before opening the doors and welcoming audiences to the very first show of the area’s newest theater. Now, 30 years later, The Players’ Ring is proud to honor the history and legacy of that first show with their production of Michael Tobin’s “A Christmas Carol,” running from December 2–22. READ MORE

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Palace Theatre’s ‘A Christmas Carol’ delivers every morsel of merriment holiday audiences come craving

There is nothing that signals the official start of the holiday season in earnest like the Palace Theatre’s production of “A Christmas Carol.” The Dickens’ classic is a study in greed, generosity and forgiveness, and the Palace’s treatment of this festive classic exudes all the warmth of Christmastime with a sentimental side order of human redemption and kindness. READ MORE

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Dec. 7: Special screening of ‘Paris is Burning’ at Red River Theatres with post-film discussion

Red River Theatres will host on December 7, 2022, at 6 p.m, a one-night-only screening of the 1990 documentary Paris is Burning, followed by a post-film discussion with special guest, Cece Suazo. Paris is Burning chronicles the New York City drag ballroom scene of the 1980s, and is culturally significant for its exploration of race, class, and gender, as well as its recognition of the Black, Latino, gay, and transgender communities that created ball culture. READ MORE

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Nov. 17: ‘Are You Okay?’ explores the human condition through hip-hop and street dance

Created by Anthony Bounphakhom of The Block Collaborative in Portsmouth, “Are You Okay?” sheds light on the subject of mental health and the value of self-care through hip-hop dance/street styles and dance movement. The free performance on November 17 will present 4 short excerpts from ‘Are You Okay,’ which premiers in its entirety on Wednesday, December 7 at The Factory.  READ MORE