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Directed by Tamara McGinnis

Humbug is a modern revisiting of the classic and beloved Christmas story by Charles Dickens – A Christmas Carol.

The story follows Eleanor Scrooge, “a ruthlessly ambitious Wall Street executive who has an aversion to Christmas and an insatiable appetite for power.” This obsessive drive finds Eleanor locked in her offices on Christmas Eve determined to achieve a hostile corporate takeover regardless of the calendar date on which other people seem to placing a lot of stock.

Her attitude towards Christmas is summed up in her words, “If Mr. Kringle was my client, I’d advise him to ditch the elves, eat the deer and have the toys made in China.” As she works feverishly into the night to make more money at other’s expense, Eleanor is interrupted by three visitors who each take her on a journey reviewing her life: past, present and future. These visions convince Eleanor that some things are priceless and that she must invest in stock of a different sort – the people around her.

Humbug injects humor and modernity into Dickens’ poignant tale of greed and isolation, creating a story appropriate for all ages. Be sure to put it on your calendar!

“A witty, timely, poignant script interspersed with upbeat Christmas carols and a timeless message of caring.” – The Westfield Leader

Psalm Performing Arts Center | Corban University
5000 Deer Park Dr SE | Salem, OR 97317

Festival seating | Wheelchair accessible | Doors open for seating half-an-hour before production.

Matinees: November 14 – 10:30 a.m. & November 24 – 3:00 p.m.
Evenings: November 15, 16, 22, & 23 – 7:30 p.m.

Tickets: $13 for adults | $11 for all students (with I.D.), Corban staff, and seniors (62+) | $8 for children (10-).
Group discount – 10% off 10 tickets or more.

Tickets can be purchased online beginning October 1st, or at the door half-an-hour before the performances. Direct Link: