Charles Dickens didn't tell the whole story when he put the final touches on his famous A Christmas Carol. When we left Ebenezer Scrooge, he was cowed into pathetic helplessness by three ghosts who showed him visions of Christmasses past, present and future.
Sure, he was more kind and generous to his friends and co-workers. But according to the folks at Prairie Dog Playhouse, the trauma of being surrounded by paranormal activity urging him toward compassion and joy drove him a scotch too far.
In Christmas Carol II, playing Friday at 7:15 p.m. at the Watercooler, 1401 W. Idaho St., the ghosts are back to toughen up old Scrooge and get him to live somewhere between his crotchety old self and his pandering, do-gooder new self.
Tickets are $10-$15. For reservations or questions, call 208-336-7383.