New York Society Library (2013)

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Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol: Being a Ghost Story of Christmas

Monday, December 16, 2013 - 6:30 PM

Of New York City, Charles Dickens once wrote, "There are those in this city who would brighten, to me, the darkest winter day that ever glimmered..." Every year, here and around the world, crowds still gather to welcome back Dickens's iconic tale of a wintry heart brightened by the spirits of Christmas past, present, and future.

This innovative 90-minute adaptation by Laurie Strickland and John Greenleaf brings new life to the classic tale of transformation and hope. Speaking only Dickens's text, a small company of professional performers, including a Victorian-style busker, evoke the story's snowy London world. Austin Pendleton stars as Ebenezer Scrooge.

The production will also be presented this year at the Dickens Museum in London, the first American company ever to perform there.

Dickens's poignant "ghost of an idea," over 150 years old, shouts across time and distance about a man's journey to live before he dies.

$20 with advance registration; $25 at the door.


Monday, December 16, 2013 - 6:30 PM

Of New York City, Charles Dickens once wrote, "There are those in this city who would brighten, to me, the darkest winter day that ever glimmered..." Every year, here and around the world, crowds still gather to welcome back Dickens's iconic tale of a wintry heart brightened by the spirits of Christmas past, present, and future.

This innovative 90-minute adaptation by Laurie Strickland and John Greenleaf brings new life to the classic tale of transformation and hope. Speaking only Dickens's text, a small company of professional performers, including a Victorian-style busker, evoke the story's snowy London world. Austin Pendleton stars as Ebenezer Scrooge.

The production will also be presented this year at the Dickens Museum in London, the first American company ever to perform there.

Dickens's poignant "ghost of an idea," over 150 years old, shouts across time and distance about a man's journey to live before he dies.

$20 with advance registration; $25 at the door.