UTEP Theatre puts a local spin on a holiday classic


Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” is a holiday classic, and this year, UTEP’s Department of Theatre and Dance is putting its own local spin on it. 

Ebenezer Scrooge is an old, bitter and wealthy man best known for hating Christmas. 

In the classic tale, Scrooge is visited by the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future. 

UTEP has been doing the traditional play for 12 years, and this year they decided to add a little local flavor. 

“In the typical Christmas Carol, they have a Christmas goose. We’re going to have tamales and champurrado and bunuelos,” said Adriana Dominguez, Assistant Professor and Director of Audience Development at UTEP’s Department of Theatre and Dance. 

Dominguez said you can count on the same classic story with some of the traditions the borderland is familiar with. 

“We’re going to have a huge folklorico number. It’s gorgeous and beautiful. We’re definitely brigning in our Christmas traditions, and I think that’s something fantastic for our region,” said Dominguez. 

Performances are happening at the William & Marie Wise Family Theater on the UTEP Campus. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at ticketmaster.com, or by calling 915-747-5118.

Below are the dates for “A Christmas Carol en la Frontera”: 

  • December 8 & 14: 7:30 p.m. 

  • December 8, 9 & 16: 2:30 p.m. 

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