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Peaks and Pints: A Barleywine Carol
December 21, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
We all grew up with Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. Whether we read the book, watched the movies, or caught a theatrical production of the age-old story, a holiday season didn’t get by us without Ebeneezer Scrooge making an appearance. And whatever your preferred method of dosing on Dickens was, it would be an injustice, and probably land you on that weird jolly guy’s naughty list, if you skipped A Barleywine Carol at Peaks and Pints in Tacoma’s Proctor District. OK, the title is Peaks and Pints: A Barleywine Carol, which is acceptable since it sure as hell isn’t Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. This musical version retains none of the literary classic than might reasonably be expected, although it’s also accurate to state that a key ingredient of the novel — namely, its humanist spirit — is largely present, from the jolly crowd, to the flights of Barleywine, to the live bluegrass by Tacoma’s Barleywine Revue.
PEAKS AND PINTS: A BARLEYWINE CAROL, 7 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 21, Peaks and Pints, 3816 N. 26th St., Basecamp Proctor, Tacoma, no cover