One man show
Aurora Theatre presents solo performance of ‘A Christmas Carol'

The cast list for Aurora Theatre's presentation of "A Christmas Carol" bears only one name: Anthony Rodriguez.

Rodriguez, the artistic director for Aurora Theatre, will show off his storytelling skills - presenting multiple characters - in the final weekend run of solo performances in which he presents Charles Dickens' classic story of how as Jacob Marley and the ghosts of Christmases past, present and future help Ebenezer Scrooge change his "bah humbug" ways.

"When I saw Patrick Stewart do his one-man "Christmas Carol,' I knew that I, too, wanted to take on the challenge," Rodriguez said. "Now in its second year, I believe we have taken a good thing and perfected it. I just hope I can still remember all the lines."

Audiences who saw the show last holiday season, and those seeing a performance for the first time, can expect a surprise.

"Although Aurora Theatre's one-man production of "A Christmas Carol' is rooted in the art of storytelling, highlighting the universal beauty and sentiment of the words of Charles Dickens," said Al Stilo, director of sales and marketing for Aurora, "there is one special effect in the show that is more reminiscent of a trip to Disney World rather than the theater."

Rodriguez will take the Aurora Studio Theatre stage at 8 p.m. today and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets for the shows range from $12 to $20.

"A Christmas Carol" has been adapted for the stage and is directed by Tony Brown of Atlanta, who has appeared in various Aurora Theatre productions.

SideBar: If You Go

· What: Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol," presented by Anthony Rodriguez

· When: 8 p.m. today and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday

· Where: Aurora Theatre, 128 Pike St., Lawrenceville

· Cost: $12 to $20

· For more information: Call 678-226-6222 or visit www.auroratheatre.com