County Seat Theater Company's holiday show is a variation on the famous Dickens' tale of past, presents and futures.

"One Christmas Carol" is a solo show starring Rick Breuer sans costumes or scenery. It plays at 7 p.m. Dec. 14 and Dec. 19-21, 2 p.m. Dec. 15 and Dec. 23, 10 a.m. Dec. 22 at Encore Performing Arts Center in Cloquet. Tickets are available at

"I was inspired by how true the script stays to the original Dickens work," Breuer said of Douglas H. Baker's take in a news release. "His writing is so beautifully descriptive, and it gave me the desire to get every word exactly right.

"This classic story hits on one of my favorite themes - redemption. I believe we are all works in progress and that there is hope for all of us in the end."