Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol at The Norris Center

You came to Naples to take the chill off, but this event will give you a taste of classic Christmas in England.

When and Where: December 6th – 21st  at the Gulfshore Playhouse / The Norris Center

If you’re spending time in Naples over the holidays, take some time to enjoy the stage with a Christmas story that is familiar, yet brand new. Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol tells a different tale than the one made famous by his former partner Scrooge. This fantastical take on the Dickens classic focuses on Jacob’s adventures and stars Cody Nickell as the lead and is directed by Kristen Coury.

This enchanting play was written by Tom Mula for four performers and follows the behind the scenes adventures of Jacob Marley and his efforts to save old Scrooge’s soul, and in the process, his own soul as well. In this production, actor Cody Nickell is a tour-de-force as he takes on the play written for four as a one-man act. 

Aided by a hell-sprite with an agenda of its own, Jacob finds himself travelling from Hell, through time, across planes of existence, and beyond. It’s a funny, irreverent, and moving story that is sure to become a favorite on your holiday must-do list. 

There is a special $30 preview performance Thursday December 4th and Friday December 5th.


Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol was nominated for four Joseph Jefferson Awards, and received an After Dark Award and the Goodman School of Drama’s Cunningham Prize for Playwriting. The play has since been performed to rave reviews and standing ovations in theatres across the country, including: Cincinnati Shakespeare, American Stage Festival, Delaware Rep, Bristol Riverside Theatre, Stages Repertory in Houston, North Coast Rep, Third Avenue Playhouse, Sage Theatre Group, and the 1894 Opera House. For seven seasons, it has been broadcast nationally on NPR.

Tickets start at $40 and can be ordered online or by phone at 1-866-811-4111. Get more information on show times, ticket sales, group rates, and more by emailing info@gulfshoreplayhouse.org.

The Norris Center is located at: 755 8th Avenue South, Naples FL 34102