The classic story of Ebenezer Scrooge will once again take the stage Nov. 30 and Dec. 1-3 at the King Opera House in downtown Van Buren.

Set in 1843 era London, this adaptation of “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens features performances by this year’s cast of 45 actors, period costumes, and unique arrangements of both traditional and original Christmas carols. All the elements of a classic Christmas celebration weave together to tell this story of one fateful night when Scrooge finds hope, redemption, and the true spirit of Christmas that transforms his life.

Produced by Earthen Vessels Drama Co., a ministry of Shady Grove Baptist Church in Van Buren, this will be EV Drama’s seventh production since 2005 of A Christmas Carol at the King Opera House.

There will be five shows this year: Thursday, Nov. 30 and Friday, Dec. 1 at 7 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 2 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 3rd at 2:30 p.m.

Advance tickets may be purchased Nov. 1-29 at Solid Rock Book Store and Seubold Chiropractic Clinic in Fort Smith and Sweet Bay Coffee Shop and the Farmer’s Co-op in Van Buren, or online at

Advance tickets are $5 for adults and $4 for children; children under age 5 are admitted free of charge. Tickets at the door will be $6 for adults and $5 for children. For more information, visit the website at, or call (479) 474-7237.