Famed & beloved yankee storyteller Willem Lange will be live on stage at Lost Nation Theater performing his reading of "A Christmas Carol: a ghost story" by Charles Dickens.
Lange uses the cutting of the novel Charles Dickens himself used when performing the tale.
credit for photo of Willem Lange used in poster: Geoff Hansen, Valley News
The show will be Live-in-Person and Live-Streamed
Friday, December 17 at 7pm.
We will also record Lange's performance for "on demand" viewing.
The Recording will be released Saturday Dec 18, and be viewable through Christmas!
In Person attendance requires proof of full vaccination, and masks. Read LNT's full covid-safety protocols statement.
How did Willem Lange get that script used by Dickens himself? Another performer found the script in a Boston bookstore in 1903, and Lange recorded that version while in college and typed the roughly 30-page script for his own use!
"Christmas is my time to howl because it means a lot to me," says Lange.
His annual readings of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol began in 1975 and continue unabated. He’s published several audio recordings and nine books and received four Emmy nominations, and won one (!) for his work as the long-running host of New Hampshire Public Television’s award-winning show “Windows to the Wild”.
Lange supports one of his favorite non-profit organizations through this performance: The Haven homeless shelter/antipoverty group in the Upper Valley.
LNT will donate 10% of any profits from the show to local centers working to address homeless and food insecurity.
To Donate to The Haven Click Here
Performed by Willem Lange
Scenic Atmosphere Designed by Kim Allen Bent
Lighting Design by Samuel Biondolillo
Live Streaming: Theater Engine
The performance runs 65-70 minutes without intermission.
Dickens "A Christmas Carol" was first published in 1843, making Ebenezer Scrooge a household word for nearly 200 years now. There are more than two dozen Film adaptions alone - and that doesn't count all the "inspired by" films! The stage has seen many adaptions - musical and straight play, solo show to extravaganza too. The novel has been translated into nearly 40 languages! Here's an interesting article
Want to know how Willem got started on his 46-year-run performing this reading of Dickens' Christmas Carol?
Read the story in Willem's own words here.
Fun Theme Related Ways to Enhance the Show Experience!
We're working on restaurant partnerships, but meantime, thanks to our colleague Tara Lee Downs (who is also a mighty mixologist for Barr Hill), we've got a Cocktail and Mocktail Specialty Drinks to enjoy with A Christmas Carol!
And you can get them made for you at Barr Hill, on Friday, December 17 from 12-8pm!
(Curbside/Take-Away or Enjoy on Premises.)
In the meantime, here's the recipe for Tara's cocktail invention!
Tara shows you how to make this cocktail (from last year's inaugural production! We're so happy to be able to have folks in the theater this year!)