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Marley’s Ghost

Jeff Goode
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Before Ebenezer Scrooge learned the true meaning of Christmas, another old miser was haunted by the ghosts of his past, present and future. What happened to Jacob Marley, in the seven years since his untimely death, that could convince him to sacrifice everything to save the one man he despises most?

Production Info

Cast: 15 total (5 female, 10 male)
Full Length Comedy (about 100 minutes)
Minimal Set Requirements
Period Costumes
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Press Quotes

“… [a] rich new holiday confection, MARLEY’S GHOST. Jeff Goode’s play is a smart, engaging prequel to A CHRISTMAS CAROL that stirs in some wicked whimsy à la Lewis Carroll and ultimately conveys the same inspirational message of hope and forgiveness as the original … Theatergoers … will witness a rather exquisite blend of foolery and feeling.” —Los Angeles Times

“… Jeff Goode’s bizarre take on A Christmas Carol and a Dickens of an update it is … The often tongue-in-cheek/often poignant slant on the holiday classic is … enough to make this an annual event.” —Backstage West

About the Author


  • Jeff Goode

    Jeff Goode is the award-winning author of THE EIGHT: REINDEER MONOLOGUES and MARLEY'S GHOST and the creator of Disney's animated series American Dragon: Jake Long, as well as many other plays, musicals, and television shows. He is a founding member of the original No Shame Theatre and founding artistic director of No Shame Los Angeles.

About the Book

Book Information

Publisher BPPI
Publication Date 1/1/2006
Pages 80
ISBN 9780881452945

Special Notes

Special Notes

Licensees are required to include the original stage producers credits in the following form on the title page in all programs distributed in connection with performances of the Play and in all advertising in which the full cast appears in size of type not less than ten percent (10%) of the size of the title of the Play:

First produced by Circle X Theater Company, Los Angeles and Pantheatrics, Columbus OH

The following must appear within all programs distributed in connection with performances of the Play:
Marley’s Ghost is produced
by special arrangement with Broadway Play Publishing Inc, NYC


Upcoming and Recent Productions


12/12/2019 – 12/13/2019
Sullivan School District
Sullivan, MO