Synopses & Reviews
Its Christmastime in Skary, Indiana, but the holiday season has been hijacked by maverick director Lois Stepaphanopolis as she attempts to bring her horror-ific vision of A Christmas Carol
to life. But the holly-decked path from page to stage is a thorny one, as Lois attempts to rally her skeptical cast, including new father Wolfe Boone, and then she learns that her reluctant marketing director, Alfred Tennison, is truly a Christmas Scrooge.
Alfreds grassroots marketing plan proves more than successful as the buzz builds that Skary should anticipate an overflowing audience for their opening night- but a crucial miscommunication leaves the visiting theatergoers expecting of a very different Christmas production. As chaos ensues, can the actors pull off an improv miracle — and can the Skary community convince their own Scrooge to embrace the true meaning of Christmas?
Its Christmastime in Skary, Indiana, and the town is planning an original production of "A Christmas Carol" with a horror spin. As showtime arrives, things go awry and its up to the actors to pull off the improv of all improvs and convince the community to embrace the meaning of the Christmas season.
About the Author
Rene Gutteridge is the author of several novels including Ghost Writer, the Boo series, and the Occupational Hazard novels. She is a published playwright with a degree in screenwriting and a decade of experience writing, directing, and publishing church comedy sketches. Rene is married to Sean, a musician, and is the mother of two. She is a fulltime novelist who lives and writes in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
Reading Group Guide
1. Do you secretly hate Christmas? If so, why? And are you open about it or do you keep it to yourself?
2. Are you in love with Christmas? If so, why?
3. When has the meaning of Christmas been most real to you in your life?
4. Lois has her own interpretation of Dickens' A Christmas Carol. What is your feeling on people interpreting Christmas their own way?
5. Are you a fan of A Christmas Carol and if so, what is it about the story that you like?
6. If trees and lights and gifts and stockings were all taken away, what would help you cherish Christmas? What other way would you celebrate?
7. What is one thing you can do this Christmas to uphold the meaning of Christmas in your household?