A psychotic Ebenezer Scrooge (a delightfully absurd Scott Harris) is “Bah Humbugging” his way through Christmas in a new work by playwright/director Angela Berliner.

Berliner pours a tall glass of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol and mixes in her own craziness, adding some background to the malicious malcontent. She depicts Scrooge as a raving sociopath, but finally answers a nagging question: Why is Scrooge so miserly? The answer is surprising.

It’s an odd take on a family classic. This version is not suitable for most children; the play is filled with scatological vulgarity.

Some scenes are very juvenile and may not sit well with more refined theatergoers, but the talented cast is able to pull it off. Clearly, the actors are having as much fun as the audience.

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