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A Christmas Carol: Readers Theatre Style
Christmas in the Heart

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A Christmas Carol: Readers Theatre Style

Christmas in the Heart

Manchester Ctr, VT, 10 November 2015 – "I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.”

Begin your holiday season with Shakespeare on Main Street’s as they present this timeless holiday classic in intimate Readers Theatre style in Bennington, Rutland and Dorset.

In A Christmas Carol, Dickens explores the morality of the love of money over the love of family and people. Scrooge sees the way his life has slipped into a basically unhappy and lonely old age where he has lost the possibility of love and friendship. This holiday masterwork is a story of compassion, forgiveness and redemption.

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 Martin Bones, Jonathan White, Meg Wood, Lawrence Zupan and Zachary Zupan.


Friday, Dec 5, 7:30pm Oldcastle Theatre

331 Main Street, Bennington

Saturday, Dec 12, 7:30pm

Sunday, Dec 13, 2:00pm

Brick Box Theatre/Paramount

30 Center Street, Rutland

Saturday, Dec 19, 7:30pm

Sunday, Dec 20, 2pm

*Dorset Playhouse

104 Cheney Road, Dorset

Bennington and Rutland Tickets: $15 Adults, $9 Youth, Children Under 12 Free.

*Dorset Tickets: $15 Adults, $13 Members, $9 Youth 18 & Under.

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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.

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