Theater Preview: A CHRISTMAS CAROL (Summoners Ensemble Theatre at the Merchant’s House)

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by Gregory Bernard on December 12, 2020

in Theater-New York,Virtual


Nothing can keep a good Carol down. Beginning December 18, 2020, Summoners Ensemble Theatre’s A Christmas Carol at the Merchant’s house will indeed return for its 8th season. But like a ghost that visits magically in the night, these ghosts will attend you virtually. In what year more than 2020 do we all want to be transported back some 150 years ago (1867 to be exact) when Charles Dickens himself arrives in New York City for a month of sold-out performances of his beloved holiday classic, A Christmas Carol.

Gather whoever you can without physical endangerment, and all with spiritual engagement, and join Mr. Dickens, in the person of John Kevin Jones, as he tells this timeless Christmas tale — created from Dickens’ own touring script — in the richly appointed and intact Greek Revival double parlor of the 1832 landmark Merchant’s House, dressed for the joyous season with a table-top tree, boughs of holly, and flickering candles.

In the spirit of Mr. Dickens’ message of compassion, generosity, and goodwill, performances are accessible to “Every One!” All are invited to the ghoulish, festive, heartwarming proceedings …  just RSVP. This Christmas-Yet-To-Come you won’t have to ghost your friends and family because you didn’t get tickets before they were sold out. Share Summoners’ first-ever online show with all of them no matter where they are.

photos of John Kevin Jones courtesy of Summoners Ensemble Theatre

Charles Dickens in New York, 1867

Summoners Ensemble Theatre
(all times EST)
Friday, December 18 @ 8pm
Saturday, December 19 @ 3pm
Saturday, December 19 @ 8pm
Sunday, December 20 @ 5pm
Tuesday, December 22 @ 8pm
Wednesday, December 23 @ 3pm
Wednesday, December 23 @ 8pm
Thursday, December 24 @ 5pm
for required reservations, visit Summoners and Merchants
tickets are free, but a donation of $30 is suggested

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