A Christmas Carol: A Victorian Reading Performance
***WEATHER UPDATE: The Dec 23 Show will PLAY AS SCHEDULED!!***
A CHRISTMAS CAROL is one of the most beloved holiday stories in the English language. Here is the tale of Ebenezer Scrooge and his Christmas eve conversion from "covetous old sinner" to "as good a friend as the City of London would ever know"!
In the mid 1860s, Charles Dickens took to the stage to give dramatic readings of this story to sell out crowds. Working from the text of the author's original reading copy, veteran professional actor Thom Bray faithfully re-creates the theatrical experience that Dickens' Victorian audiences had! Appearing as Mr Dickens himself, Mr. Bray re-creates a magical moment in history when literature met theatre.
Performed downtown in the beautiful, Christmas decorated Old Church, itself a late Victorian building, A CHRISTMAS CAROL is wonderful family entertainment. See the fifth annual holiday production of this special event--sure to become a Portland Holiday Tradition!
"No ghostly apparitions floating down from the fly space or up from a trap door. No street-scene crowds or wooden crutches. Just a room, a text, a voice and the audience's imagination."
Bob Hicks, Oregonian
The Old Church
11th & Clay
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|