Famed & beloved yankee storyteller Willem Lange will be back - 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.
The show will be Live-in-Person and Live-Streamed
TUESDAY DECEMBER 19 AT 7PM
will be performed in our home stage within Montpelier City Hall!
sadly, the elevator will not be able to be replaced in time for the show - but we will be live-streaming for those who aren't able to be with us in person since we cannot provide wheelchair/walker access during this emergency situation. Please call us (802-229-0492) or email email@example.com for more details.
The Run time for the show is approximately 65 minutes without intermission
We will also record Lange's performance for "Digital Viewing Experience"
whichwill be available thru Dec 31st!
to get the recording, the live stream or live in person tickets, click the "buy tickets" button.
The Recording will be released Wednesday Dec 20, and be viewable through New Year's Eve!
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.
Please note that due to the flood, LNT/Montpelier City Hall is currently without an elevator.
And sadly, the elevator will not be able to be replaced in time for the show - but we will be live-streaming for those who aren't able to be with us in person since we cannot provide wheelchair/walker access during this emergency situation. Please call us (802-229-0492) or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Performed by Willem Lange
Scenic Atmosphere Designed by Kim Allen Bent
Lighting Design by Samuel Biondolillo & David Orlando
Sound Engineer Andrew Vachon
Live Streaming: Theater Engine
The performance runs approximately 70 minutes without intermission.
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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 48-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.
Fun Theme Related Ways to Enhance the Show Experience!
Photos from Willem performing at Lost Nation Theater in 2020!