This holiday season the Motor City Youth Theatre presents a new, original story based on Charles Dickens’ timeless tale of Ebenezer Scrooge. “In Search of a Christmas Carol,” Motor City Youth Theatre Co-Founder and Artistic Director Nancy Florkowski’s unique take on Dickens’ classic Christmas story, follows four modern-day kids who visit a museum and discover the original Charles Dickens manuscript of “A Christmas Carol” and magically enter the world within Dickens’ story.

Motor City Youth Theatre's "In Search of a Christmas Carol" play

Members of the Motor City Youth Theatre act in their current original production of “In Search of a Christmas Carol,” based on Charles Dickens’ timeless holiday tale, “A Christmas Story.” | Photo by One Detroit

One Detroit Arts & Culture producer Sarah Smith sat down with Florkowski and several actors involved with “In Search of a Christmas Carol” to talk about youth theater’s mission to produce theatrical performances while also giving youth a place to improve their speaking, reading, dance, music and life skills, as well as their self-expression and confidence. “In Search of a Christmas Carol” is being performed 2-4 p.m. Dec. 18 at the Motor City Youth Theatre in Livonia, Michigan.

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