Dickens Returns to Mechanics Hall: Gerald Dickens Presents A Christmas Carol
Theatre - Performance
Friday, September 21, 2012
8:00 PM-10:00 PM
In celebration of Charles Dickens' 200th Birthday, Gerald Dickens' will re-create the dramatization of A Christmas Carol first performed in Mechanics Hall by his own great-great-grandfather, Charles Dickens, in March 1868.
A Christmas Carol
Popular at any time of year, Gerald's performance of "A Christmas Carol" has received standing ovations all over the world. Using his own adaptation of Charles Dickens' classic Christmas tale, Gerald plays over 30 characters using his vocal and physical talents to bring each scene vividly to life.
What They Say ...
"Not a reading or a dramatisation but the best of both ... He uses his face, voice and body with the verve of a skilled performer ... Dickens the actor gets full value from Dickens the writer ... A gifted storyteller" -- The Toronto Star
"A once in a lifetime brush with literary history" -- The New York Times
"The audience was rapt, as it was in Charles's day!" -- The Los Angeles Times
"Dickens cringed in pain, jumped with joy and ventured into the audience...bringing the story to life!" -- The Minneapolis Star Tribune
"His acting skills drew the audience, young and old, into the heart of Scrooge's experiences ... Dickens took the audience on a nostalgic ride. His obvious love for the tale lent it a magical quality" -- The St Petersburg Times
"With only minor costume changes, he becomes waddling and fatuous Mr. Fezziwig, genial nephew Fred, or poor crippled Tiny Tim" -- British Heritage Magazine
"What a mesmeric evening. I for one will read Dickens is a different light from now on!" -- The Kent and Sussex Courier
Cost: $35 and $25; Students, Seniors, $20. Group Rates
Public Woo Card: $5 discount
College Woo Card: 2 points and student price
Sponsored by: Mechanics Hall & Vaillancourt Folk Art
Suggested Audiences: Elders, Adult, College, High School, Middle School
Last Modified: August 17, 2012 at 2:52 PM