A Christmas Carol: Dickens’ Words

Dec 17, 2013

By George Alfred WilliamsParson’s Nose Theater shall read Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. Lance Davis has adapted this classic tale into a 75-minute performance to enahnce the author’s words.

“I’ve tried to highlight the marvelous descriptions Dickens gives us,” says Davis. “We usually miss it in productions. That stuff we skipped over in high school, but now have time to savor. His description of Scrooge’s house, so lonely, as if it had gotten lost while playing hide and seek with all the other houses; of the bustling of the grocer’s shops, and the crisp snow-covered evening; all told with his genius, a celebration of the English language. He makes you feel like roasting chestnuts, right here in Pasadena.”

Scrooge lived in a gloomy suite of rooms, in a lowering pile of a building up a yard where it had so little business to be that one could scarcely help fancying it must have run there when it was a young house, playing at hide and seek with other houses, and forgotten the way out again. (Excerpt)

This special event will be for two performances only. This is part of the theater’s “Pay What You Will” Readers’ Theater Series, but reservations are strongly encouraged.

Annual Reading of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol
Saturday, Dec. 21st at 7 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 22nd at 3 p.m.
Parson’s Nose Theater, 89 S. Fair Oaks Ave., Pasadena 91105
RSVP online here
For complete info, visit or call 626.403.7667

"You recollect the way?" inquired the spirit. "Remember it!" cried Scrooge with fervour; "I could walk it blindfold." (Illustrations by George Alfred Williams)

“You recollect the way?” inquired the spirit. “Remember it!” cried Scrooge with fervour; “I could walk it blindfold.” (Illustrations by George Alfred Williams)



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