The Salvation of Iggy Scrooge
Fri., Dec. 2, 8 p.m., Fridays, Saturdays, 8 p.m., Sat., Dec. 3, 8 p.m., Sundays, 3 p.m. and Tuesdays-Thursdays, 7:30 p.m. Continues through Dec. 23 2011
To retell old tales, a fresh approach — creative license, even — is sometimes needed. With A Christmas Carol
, for instance, Ebenezer Scrooge has been personified over the years ... and years ... by George C. Scott, Albert Finney, Patrick Stewart, Kelsey Grammer and Bill Murray. So it was only a matter of time, really, before the miserable miser morphed into a burned-out rock star in need of a reality check. Meet Iggy Scrooge, who comes face to face with the Christmas ghosts of Buddy Holly, Elvis and Bob Marley and stage-dives down an entirely different sort of memory lane. Coproduced with UMKC Theatre, The Salvation of Iggy Scrooge
stars Matthew Rapport as Iggy and Ron Megee as Elvis, and plays through December 24 at the Unicorn Theatre (3828 Main, 816-753-7528). For a performance schedule and tickets, see unicorntheatre.org
or call 816-531-7529.