That's the premise behind South View Middle School's winter play, "What the Dickens?! A New Year’s Tale."
Kathleen Hartman, the school's 6th- and 8th-grade art teacher wrote the play last June because, she said, she couldn't find a script that was "inclusive enough," which would "make everyone, no matter what and how they celebrate, feel included.”
“I thought I could easily write an adaptation to ‘A Christmas Carol’, but after setting it in present day Edina, I had to rewrite, rework, update, alter, edit, change and add to Dickens’ story," Hartman said in a statement. "It was a ton of work, but also really a lot of fun.”
"What the Dickens?! A New Year’s Tale" runs Dec. 12 & 13 at 7:00 p.m. and Dec. 14 at 2:00 p.m. in the South View Middle School auditorium. Tickets are available for purchase during lunches Dec. 10, 12 & 13 as well as one hour prior to each show. Thursday ticket price is $5 for everyone; Friday and Saturday tickets cost $5/students and $10/adults.