Mr. Scrooge gets roasted

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There will be much more than turkey and chestnuts on the open fire this week. And who better to get a good roasting than Scrooge himself? 

Instead of watching him go back and forth in time with a handful of peculiar ghosts, come see Scrooge while he gets what is coming to him at the Camp Comedy Roast of Mr. Scrooge by the Actors Theater of Minnesota. 

Tonight and tomorrow Mr. Scrooge will be on the hot seat over at St. Paul's Camp Cabaret--something he's not acquainted with, but is long overdue. Each character from the classic A Christmas Carol will get their chance to tell Scrooge how they really feel.

The roasting of Mr, Scrooge over an open fire is in its second season, and will feature eight local comedians. The show includes Chris Knutson, Acme's Funniest Person in the Twin Cities contest for 2010, and Sam Landman as the greedy, selfish, and crabby old coot Ebenezer Scrooge.

Audiences should be aware that this is not a kid-friendly production, and some of the roasting verbiage could even have Charles Dickens turning over in his grave. The show will begin at 8 p.m. both tonight and Wednesday night. Tickets are $19 and are available online, by calling 651.290.2290, or at the door. The Camp Cabaret is inside Camp Bar on Robert Street in St. Paul. 

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