In her play Scrooge Must Die!, which is an adaptation of the classic Charles Dickens story A Christmas Carol, writer/director Angela Berliner turns Scrooge into a racist, sexist, hateful miser who never finds redemption.
Berliner says that her version of Scrooge is not unlike many people who invade TV screens.
She explains, Some of the people we see in our political and pop culture are just mean and take so much pleasure in it. People like Bill OReilly or Rush Limbaugh can be nasty, selfish, and misanthropic. Theyre the real Scrooges of today.
The scary Scrooge Berliner portrays in her play never learns his lesson, just like a real a■■hole, which is why she says kiddies shouldnt be in attendance.
Adults, however, will enjoy the crass content and learn to be kinder people or suffer a cold, lonely life.
Scrooge Must Die! premieres Saturday (Dec. 6) at The Actors Gang in Los Angeles.
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