Coming to our stage December 11-13: Hear A Christmas Carol as Charles Dickens himself performed it. This virtual performance is scheduled for Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Watch from the comfort of your home! Visit http://our.show/wcplayers/achristmascarol for more information.
In 1867, the great writer (and keen amateur Thespian) Charles Dickens visited New York City in early December. There he gave two platform readings of A Christmas Carol. One was held at the Steinway showroom on East 14th Street and one was held at a church in Brooklyn. Lines of eager audience members almost a mile long formed at each venue. West Coast Players recreates this classic performance without the weather or the wait in line. Paul Fegan stands in for Dickens and works from Dickens own prompt book stored in the Rare Books collection of the New York City Public Library
You will never think of Dickens, Scrooge, Christmas or ghosts quite the same way again.