The holiday season is right around the corner and Summoners Ensemble Theater and the Merchant’s House Museum will celebrate the 10 year anniversary of A CHRISTMAS CAROL (29 EAST 4TH ST., NYC). Surrounded by 19th century holiday decorations, flickering candles and richly appointed period furnishings, audiences will once again be transported back 150 years in this captivating one-hour performance created from Dickens’ own script. Performances run November 23 thru December 29.
It’s December 1867 and Charles Dickens has arrived in New York City for a month of sold-out performances of his beloved holiday classic, A Christmas Carol. Be transfixed as Mr. Dickens, portrayed by actor John Kevin Jones, tells his timeless Christmas tale in the elegant intact Greek Revival parlor of the landmark 1832 Merchant’s House Museum.
“A Holiday Reception with Mr. Dickens” returns for select performances December 9-26. Toast the season with a cup of “Smoking Bishop” (mulled wine) and a special performance of “A Visit from St. Nicholas,” performed by Mr. Dickens himself (John Kevin Jones). The 19th century family room, kitchen, and garden (weather permitting) of the Merchant’s House Museum will be open to guests during the reception. Look for “Reception & Performance” on the night you’d like to attend. Limited to 20 people.
A virtual offering of A CHRISTMAS CAROL at the MERCHANT’S HOUSE will be available by pay-per-view again this holiday season.
TICKET, PERFORMANCE & RECEPTION INFORMATION
Tickets are available at www.summonersensemble.org and www.merchantshouse.org .