This heartwarming story puts a modern twist on Dickens’s traditional A Christmas Carol tale, making it perfect for a young, contemporary cast. Ed pesters friends to do his homework, harasses classmates for lunch money, refuses to go Christmas caroling and is just an all-around Scrooge-and his friends are sick of it! It seems like Ed never spends time with them anymore. In turn, Ed’s parents, both caught up with their careers, don’t spend much time with him-even on Christmas Eve. The night before Christmas, Ed receives ethereal visits from his old friend Kaitlin and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future. They remind him of what his life used to be and open his eyes to what it has become and how much worse it could get if Ed doesn’t change his ways right now! The ghosts’ revelations scare Ed out of his wits — especially the notion of attending the loneliest school in the universe where Ed would be the only student and all assignments are due on the same day! By morning, Ed wakes up with a renewed feeling of love, appreciation, and true Christmas spirit. Your audiences will be joyfully touched by the outcome of Ed’s transition as they enjoy the lighthearted humor of A Modern Christmas Carol.