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A Christmas Carol with Charles Dickens

  • Based on the Acting Text of

    Charles Dickens

  • Adapted by

    David Melville and Melissa Chalsma

  • Directed by

    Melissa Chalsma

Geffen Playhouse presents the Independent Shakespeare Co. production of

A Christmas Carol with Charles Dickens

Monday, December 1, 2014
Audrey Skirball Kenis Theater

Based on the Acting Text of Charles Dickens
Adapted by David Melville and Melissa Chalsma
Directed by Melissa Chalsma
Featuring David Melville and Julia Aks

In his lifetime, Charles Dickens was recognized not only as a great writer, but as an actor. His greatest successes on the stages of Britain and the United States were his solo performances of his own work. Women were known to faint in horror at his portrayal of Sikes murdering Nancy when he performed Oliver Twist. One of the first pieces Dickens presented to great acclaim was A Christmas Carol. In what has become a holiday tradition now in its tenth year, Independent Shakespeare Company re-creates (with a little artistic license) the experience of a public reading given by Mr. Dickens himself, based on the novelist’s own adaptation. The performance is full of the acting pyrotechnics Dickens was famous for as the two actors conjure a magical evening full of wry humor, ghosts, romance, and redemption.

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Directed by Melissa Chalsma
Featuring David Melville and Julia Aks

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Appropriate for ages eight and up.