A Christmas Carol
Come in, -- come in! and know me better, man!
A Christmas Carol: Readers Style
“Come in, -- come in! and know me better, man!” says the Ghost of Christmas Past in Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. Come in and get to know Shakespeare on Main Street better as it present this timeless holiday classic in intimate Readers Theatre style in Dorset, Manchester, Poultney, Rutland and Wallingford.
Director Gary Meitrott adapts Readers Theater to include costuming and movement by the actors, adding a dramatic element to the performance. With simple, yet elegant, Victorian furniture and costuming, five actors bring all of the characters to life using Dickens’ original words.
Meitrott, a lover of classic literature and founder of SoMS, says, “Even though we are all connected electronically, we are also isolated as individuals. A Christmas Carol rings truer than ever in its lesson to give and to love with every moment we have.”
The cast features Emily Bleakie, Robin Chesnut-Tangerman, Levi Nelson, Lawrence Zupan and Zachary Zupan.
Friday, Dec 5, 7pm Poultney High School, 154 East Main, Poultney, VT 05764;
Saturday, Dec 6, 7pm Manchester Library, 48 West Road, Manchester, VT 05254
Wednesday, Dec 10, 7pm Rutland Library, 10 Court St, Rutland VT 05701
Friday, Dec 12, 7pm Wallingford Town Hall, 75 School St, Wallingford VT 05773
Saturday, Dec 20, 7:30pm Dorset Playhouse, 104 Cheney Rd, Dorset VT 05251
Tickets at the door: Adults: $10.00, Youth $5.00, Children under 12 Free. The December 6 performance is complimentary as sponsored by the Manchester Library – donations are requested.
For more information, log on to www.ShakespeareOnMainStreet.org.
Shakespeare on Main Street is a non-profit (501c3) organization dedicated to bringing the elevated vivaciousness of Shakespeare and other authors to Vermont and upstate New York audiences. We depend largely on public donations to stage our productions. www.ShakespeareOnMainStreet.org.
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