By Laura Glick
Loose Moose Theatre are tossing their hat into the frenzied Christmas ring with the return of Chrismoose Carol.
A unique interpretation of the beloved Dickens tale, Chrismoose weaves the main plot elements from the original story into a format more conducive to Loose Moose style.
"It makes fun of tonnes of stuff, but it’s not a satire in the strictest sense," says Dennis Cahill, artistic director with Loose Moose who is doing double duty as Scrooge and director.
"Each year there are some scenes that change," he explains and describes the evolution of the Fuzziwig (Scrooge’s original boss) party scene.
The bash has moved from a psychedelic ’60s theme, to a disco ’70s celebration and this year takes place in a ’50s beatnik party.
The dark and cynical production takes a look at Christmas through a unique lens.
"We put a different slant on it that you’re not going to get elsewhere," continues Cahill.
Chrismoose takes historical liberties and is formed with bits of improvisation on the script foundation.
"The basic message of the play is that there are miserly old bastards out there who don’t care about people that are homeless and poor."
To see the Moose’s adaptation, call their box office at 265-5682 for show times and prices.