Business Insider: The Day in the Life of a Professional Scrooge

December 10, 2021 by Emilie Murphy

“Don’t be such a Scrooge!” is commonly tossed around this time of year, usually aimed at someone for being cranky or unfestive. The derivation, of course, is from Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol,” the famous story of ​​Ebenezer Scrooge’s selfishness and ultimate redemption. 

The story is brought to life each year at The Players Theater in Greenwich Village, New York City, where it will be mounted 34 times this holiday season. Always the most popular production at the theater, the show is an annual tradition for many audience members. Eric Fletcher, who’s played the character of Ebenezer Scrooge at the theater every holiday season for the past 11 years, knows what it means to “be a Scrooge.”