Goodly Creatures Theatre puts on 'Ghosts of Christmas Past (Or, Dickens, Capra, and Seuss Walk Into A Bar)'

Goodly Creatures Theatre presents "Ghosts of Christmas Past (Or, Dickens, Capra, and Seuss Walk Into A Bar)" on Friday to Sunday, Dec. 20-22, at Elgin Art Showcase, 164 Division St., Elgin.

This adaptation by Katrina Syrris will be performed at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Dec. 20-21, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 22.

Hindsight is 20/20! In this parody of the age-old Christmas classics we know and love, three of our most prized Christmas creatives duke it out for who left the best legacy. Hot buttered rum and other spirits are imbibed and one question remains: When will they get kicked out of Martini's Bar?

Tickets are $15 or $12 for students and seniors. For tickets, visit

On Saturday, a Christmas after-party will be held in the Martini Room. Get a 10% discount on the show's signature cocktail, The Christmas Spirit, with your ticket.

Katrina Syrris is an actor, director, producer, and playwright in the Fox Valley Area, and currently serves on the board of the Elgin Cultural Arts Commission. She is founder of Goodly Creatures Theatre, previously seen at the Elgin Art Showcase, Stage 773 in Chicago, and festivals. She is also Goodly's primary educator, teaching acting lessons, and yoga classes for artists and the general public. As an actress, she has been nominated by Broadway World Chicago for Best Actress for her appearance as Alice in The Drowning Girls and for best Ensemble for The Drowning Girls and Boeing Boeing (Gabriella).

Goodly Creatures is a traveling theater company based in Elgin that specializes in breathing new life into classic works of literature.

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