Thursday, December 16th at 6:30
Registration begins December 1st
In 1853 Charles Dickens began public readings of his most popular work, A Christmas Carol. When he ended his performances in 1870, he had read it 127 times. From December 1867 to April 1868 he performed over 400 readings on an American tour in Boston, New York, Washington DC and other East Coast cities including Hartford. A Christmas Carol was his most performed reading on this tour. Tonight Mr. Dickens will come alive again reading A Christmas Carol. It is the same shortened version of the story that Dickens performed. He removed sections for public readings so they would be about 90 minutes. Dickens was also a professional actor, so, like his, this reading will be animated and captivating. Please join us as a group of friends assembled to hear a tale told and to share in the true spirit of Christmas.
Kenneth Noll is a professor of Microbiology at the University of Connecticut and has been performing in community theater near his home in Storrs, Connecticut for over 20 years. He recently began to portray Charles Darwin in museums, schools, community events and universities. He now also portrays Charles Dickens as a way to spread cheer and good will during the Christmas Season.
Attendance at juvenile programs is limited to children of the age group for which the program is intended and their caregivers.