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A Christmas Carol at The Merchant’s House

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 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. —L.J.

Attendees must show proof of vaccination and wear a mask during the performance. Children under the age of 12 will not be admitted.

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