Nonprofit production group Art Animates Life is proud to present its annual performances of Mr. Scrooge & Mr. Dickens, a faithful adaptation of A Christmas Carol. Though they perform every year, expect to find something new this holiday season. “If you saw one of those early shows, you’ll definitely be in for a surprise,” explained Charles Carr, Writer and Director of the play. “It’s been completely rewritten top to bottom with several new scenes and characters.” He and his wife, Marsi Carr, and other creative professionals founded Art Animates Life to help other nonprofit organizations as well as promote live theater to the general public. The show will run at 7 p.m. on Dec. 12, 13, 19, and 20, with two matinee performances at 2 p.m. on Dec. 14 and 21. Tickets are $12.50 for adults and $7.50 for children under 12. Sales will benefit the San Marcos Historical Society. Visit or call 760-744-9025 for tickets and information.