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.
The event is free!
(Tho donations to cover expenses are always appreciated)
credit for photo of Willem Lange used in poster: Geoff Hansen, Valley News
The show will be live-streamed Friday, December 18 at 7pm.
We will also record Lange's performance. If Covid-19 restrictions allow, we will also allow a very small audience.
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”.
This presentation will support one of Lange's favorite non-profit organizations: The Haven homeless shelter in Hanover, NH.
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Performed by Willem Lange
Scenic Atmosphere Designed by Kim Allen Bent
Lighting Design by Samuel Biondolillo
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