Summoners Ensemble Theatre's A Christmas Carol will return to the Merchant's House Museum for a fifth consecutive holiday season, November 30-December 27. This year will also mark the 150th anniversary of Charles Dickens's readings of his beloved holiday tale in New York.
John Kevin Jones will once again portray Dickens as he tells the tale in the Greek Revival parlor of the landmark 1832 museum. The one-hour performance, created from Dickens's own script and directed by Rhonda Dodd, transports audiences back 150 years in a setting surrounded by 19th-century holiday decorations, flickering candles, and richly appointed period furnishings.
Pre-performance receptions with Jones will also be held before Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evening performances beginning December 7 at 6pm, with a 5pm reception on Christmas Eve. Mulled wine and light fare will be served in the venue's cozy mid-19th-century kitchen.
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