A Christmas Carol with Willem Lange - live at LNT 2022

Show Overview

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 16 at 7pm.

We will also record Lange's performance for "on demand" viewing. 
"On Demand Video" Will be available thru Dec 26th.

The Recording will be released Saturday Dec 17, and be viewable through Christmas! 
In Person attendance currently requires the wearing of 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

Production Team

Performed by Willem Lange

Scenic Atmosphere Designed by Kim Allen Bent

Lighting Design by Samuel Biondolillo

Live Streaming:  Theater Engine 

The performance runs approximately 70 minutes without intermission. 

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Scoop Info

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 47-year-run performing this reading of Dickens' Christmas Carol?
Read the story in Willem's own words here.

 

And read even more 'juicy details' about our production here.

Buzz Info

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), we've got a Cocktail Specialty Drink Receipe to enjoy with A Christmas Carol!

 

Tara's cocktail invention:

 

Media Info

Photos from Willem performing at Lost Nation Theater in 2020!

Willem Lange (close up) in performance at LNT in 2020. With his hands folded on his chest, you see him from waist up, and can see a decorated fireplace with stockings (one with the initial L another with initial N, and 3rd with initial T) behind him

Willem Lange performs, view from stage left and can see a decorated fireplace with stockings (one with the initial L another with initial N, and 3rd with initial T) behind him as well as victorain tea cart to his right, and russett wing back chair behind and to his left