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A Christmas Carol at The Merchant’s House

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Summoners Ensemble Theatre / New York / Stage

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 tells the story with theatrical brio, bringing the characters alive. Filmed in the Merchant’s House, the Summoners Ensemble Theatre sends Dickens’s message of year-round generosity to your house virtually. —L.J.

Performances are free, but RSVP is required. A donation of $30 would be gratefully accepted from those who can afford to give.

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Summoners Ensemble Theatre 300 W 49th St, New York, NY 10019
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