Time & Location
Feb 24, 2024, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
The Delaware Contemporary, 200 S Madison St, Wilmington, DE 19801, USA
About the event
Charles Dickens is generally considered the greatest English novelist of the Victorian era. Oliver Twist, Great Expectations, A Tale of Two Cities and the semi-autobiographical David Copperfield are among his legacy.
Dickens’s works are characterized by a pervasive spirit of benevolence. However, could the man who gave us such enduring characters as Scrooge and Tiny Tim harbor a past that would fit into one of his own, much darker, stories?
This performance is a fictionalized presentation of one of his public readings in America. While the presentation is a flight of the imagination, the circumstances are true and nearly all of the words spoken come from Charles Dickens himself.
Mr. Dickens has already survived one stroke, but the end of his life is imminent. The strain of his second American tour has proven too much for him, and his doctor has become his sole traveling companion. The public mask slips, and we catch a glimpse of things "Boz" would never willingly present to his public.
This production is suitable for all ages. Whether you're an armchair Dickensian or just love “A Muppet Christmas Carol” - you will find this to be a moving portrayal of “The Man Who Invented Christmas."