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A Christmas Carol Returns for a Sixth Year to the Merchant's House Museum

John Kevin Jones will reprise his role as Charles Dickens in the Summoners Ensemble Theatre production.

John Kevin Jones will once again play Charles Dickens in Summoners Ensemble Theatre's A Christmas Carol.
(photo provided by Boneau/Bryan-Brown)

Summoners Ensemble Theatre's production of A Christmas Carol will return to the Merchant's House Museum for a sixth year in a row, with a run scheduled for November 27-December 29.

John Kevin Jones will once again portray Charles 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.

Preperformance receptions with Jones, limited to 20 people, will also be held before Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evening performances beginning December 6. On December 23 and 24, this event will occur between performances, and guests will also be treated to Victorian carolers. Mulled wine, cider, and what is described as "traditional Dickensian Christmas fare" will be served in the venue's mid-19th-century kitchen.