New York City’s oldest intact family home—a red-brick townhouse at 28 East Fourth Street—was built in 1832. Charles Dickens’s novella A Christmas Carol was published in 1843. That townhouse is now the Merchant’s House Museum, a charming time-travel into a 19th-century interior. That novella is now an indispensable holiday classic that also travels through time. Put them together and you have a production of A Christmas Carol like no other. Using Dickens’s original performance text, the actor John Kevin Jones takes on the author’s persona and tells the story of a misanthrope moved to generosity, bringing the characters to life inside this 19th-century home. —Laura Jacobs
A Christmas Carol at Merchant’s House is available for on-demand streaming. Pay-per-view is $25 and allows patrons unlimited views between November 20 and December 30, 2023. View online at www.summonersensemble.org.