God bless us, every one!
Returning for his 16th year, renowned actor and great-great grandson of Charles Dickens, Gerald Dickens will be performing his spirited rendition of "A Christmas Carol" on the factory floor of Byers' Choice this December.
Gerald bears more than a passing resemblance to his famous ancestor, who originally toured the U.S. in 1867 reading his literary works before spellbound audiences. According to Gerald, his great-great grandfather adored theater and initially wanted to be an actor but pursued writing as a career for practical purposes. Gerald has been performing "A Christmas Carol" since 1993 to the delight of audiences worldwide.
During his energetic one-man show, Dickens brings "A Christmas Carol" to life. He leaps, he sobs, he laughs . . . as he entertains . . . depicting 26 characters of the classic tale, with just a table, wing chair, and hat rack accompanying him on stage. He has created different postures and voices for each character, achieving this so adeptly that the audience has no doubt about "who is who," so to speak.
Since 2003, hundreds of fans have gathered each Holiday season on the Byers' Choice factory floor to relive the much-told tale of the penny-pinching Ebenezer Scrooge, his encounters with three fearful ghosts sent by his former partner, Jacob Marley, and Scrooge's Christmas morning redemption.
"A Christmas Carol" One-Man Show by Gerald Dickens
Friday, December 13th at 7pm
Saturday, December 14th at 1pm & 5:30pm
Mr. Dickens will be available to sign a special selection of books and gifts during a public reception to be held after each performance.
Please note: the performance is approximately 75 minutes and not recommended for children under the age of 8 years old. Doors open 30 minutes before showtime. Seating is general admission. Tickets: $22.50 ea