For the ninth holiday season, Summoners Ensemble Theatre brings their production of A CHRISTMAS CAROL back to the Merchant’s House Museum (29 East 4th Street, Manhattan). Surrounded by 19th century holiday decorations, flickering candles, and richly appointed period furnishings, audiences will be transported back 150 years in this captivating one-hour performance created from Dickens’ own script. Performances run December 1 through December 31.

In December 1867, Charles Dickens arrives in New York City for a month of sold-out performances of his beloved holiday classic, A Christmas CarolJoin Mr. Dickens, portrayed by actor John Kevin Jones, directed by Rhonda Dodd, as he tells his timeless Christmas tale in the elegant intact Greek Revival parlor of the landmark 1832 Merchant’s House Museum.

This year every Friday and Saturday through December 18 and all performances Dec 21-28 include “A Holiday Reception with Mr. Dickens”. Toast the season with a cup of “Smoking Bishop” (mulled wine) and enjoy 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) will be open to guests during the reception.

COVID-19 protocols. To ensure the safety of our guests, seating for A Christmas Carol at the Merchant’s House has been reduced. Attendees must show proof of vaccination and wear a mask during the performance. Children under the age of 12 will not be admitted.