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Generous Fire: Dickens in America by Brian McCann
Generous Fire: Dickens in America by Brian McCann

Sat, Feb 24


The Delaware Contemporary

Generous Fire: Dickens in America by Brian McCann

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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."

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