In his lifetime, Charles Dickens was recognized not only as a great writer, but as a tremendous actor, famous for performing solo renditions of his novels. (Women were known to faint in excitement at his performances!)
One of the first pieces he presented to great acclaim wasA Christmas Carol.
In A Christmas Carol With Charles Dickens, Independent Shakespeare Co. re-creates (with a little artistic license) the experience of a public performance given by Mr. Dickens himself. Based on the novelist’s own adaptation, it is performed by ISC co-founder David Melville as Charles Dickens, who plays nearly every character in the story, for a night of wry humor, ghosts, romance and redemption.
David says, “in most productions of A Christmas Carol,the narrative voice of Dickens is lost. He was a remarkably complex author, and was quite critical of contemporary Victorian culture. Our version retains both the dry and satirical humor as well as the remarkable humanism Dickens was able to interweave throughout the story.”
A Christmas Carol With Charles Dickens
based on the acting text of Charles Dickens
Adapted by David Melville and Melissa Chalsma
Fridays at 8:00 pm, Saturdays at 5:00 pm, and Sundays at 3:00 pm
3191 Casitas Avenue, #168
Los Angeles, 90039
Tickets: $20 (children and students $15)
Recommended for children 8 years old and up.
For tickets, contact www.iscla.org or call (818) 710-6306