Christmas with Dickens

Presented by Willing Suspension Armchair Theater and The Dickens Project

October 23, 2018


Charles Dickens just wants to talk about his book, A Christmas Carol, but what happens when Scrooge, Tiny Tim, Mrs. Catherine Dickens, and the Ghost of Christmas Present show up? Chaos, confusion, conflict, and complaints, just like a typical holiday gathering.

Willing Suspension Armchair Theater and the Dickens Project present an original piece written by JoAnna Rottke and directed by Karen Schamberg. Readers will be Brian Spencer, Frank Widman, Martha Rabin, Susan Forrest, Jim Schultz, and Chris Rich.

JoAnna Rottke spent her best years as Assistant Director of the Dickens Project, a research program at UCSC devoted to the life and works of Charles Dickens. She knows more about Dickens than she’d like to admit.

These events are free, but donations are most welcome and appreciated. There will be refreshments as well as time at the end to ask questions and interact with the author, director, and readers.


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