Arts & Culture

Portsmouth student cast in Christmas Carol

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Trinity Rep’s 40th-anniversary production of A Christmas Carol continues the long tradition of featuring young local actors performing alongside professionals.

This year’s children’s cast includes Portsmouth-native Jack Hollen. The production, directed by Angela Brazil and Stephen Thorne, runs Nov. 9 through Dec. 31, 2017.

Jack is 12-years-old and a student at Portsmouth Middle School. He will play the role of Peter. 

Tickets may be purchased by phone at (401) 351-4242, online at, or in person at the theater’s box office at 201 Washington Street.

Adult ticket prices for A Christmas Carol start at $31. Children’s tickets (ages 2 to 14) start at $25.

For information on group discounts for parties of 20 or more, contact Group Sales at (401) 521-1100 ext 225.

A Christmas Carol at Trinity Rep is presented by Cardi’s Furniture with supporting sponsors Amica Insurance and Hasbro, Inc.

This year’s production is dedicated to Stephen Hamblett and his love for the story of A Christmas Carol.

Rhode Island’s Tony Award-winning theater, Trinity Rep has created unparalleled professional theater for and with its community since its founding in 1963. Trinity Rep strives to facilitate human connection and has been a driving force behind the creativity that fuels and defines the region for more than 50 years.

Trinity Rep is committed to reinventing the public square and inspiring dialogue by creating emotionally-stimulating live productions that range from classical to contemporary and innovative education programs for all ages and abilities. Its annual production of A Christmas Carol has brought families together for 40 years and made memories for over a million audience members. 

Subscriptions for the 2017-18 season now on sale. The season includes Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller, Skeleton Crew by Dominique Morisseau, Into the Breeches! by George Brant, Othello by William Shakespeare, Native Gardens by Karen Zacarías, and Ragtime by Terrence McNally, music by Stephen Flaherty, lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, based on the novel by E.L. Doctorow.  

For more information and to purchase tickets, call the box office at (401) 351-4242 or visit Trinity Rep’s website at

Portsmouth Middle School Trinity Rep

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