Playing Scrooge in The Public Theatre's production of “A Christmas Carol” is Joel Leffert, with Matty Leslie as the child. Performances of the adaptation of Charles Dickens' classic holiday tale will be at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7; 2 & 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8; and 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9. For tickets, $18 for adults/$5 for youths, call 782-3200. For more information, visit www.thepublictheatre.org. The theater is at 31 Maple St., Lewiston.