Holiday Performances: Reading of The Christmas Carol

WHEN: Thursday, December 15, 2011 at 6:30PM - 7:30PM
WHERE: The Living Room

RESERVED SEATS ARE SOLD OUT - WALK-INS AVAILABLE ON FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED BASIS

Paul Hayden and Bill McCarty have been performing their dramatic reading of A Christmas Carol for fourteen years. Paul, who edited Charles Dickens’ famous story claims “I got the idea from a reading that I viewed on PBS. James Earl Jones and Martin Sheen performed a reading of it at the Pierpont Morgan Library in New York City. I fell in love with it and spent the next few months reading, re-reading and editing it down to about an hour.”

The original production, performed at the Old Colony Historical Hall in Taunton, MA, featured five readers, including Paul and Bill. Two years later, they had the opportunity to perform at the Dunbar Tea Room in Sandwich. Knowing that the space would never be large enough to hold five readers, Paul customized the script to be read by two people. “Bill reads for Scrooge, and I narrate and read all the other Characters,” explains Hayden. “Even though I do all the other parts, Bill still steals the show!! He’s incredible.” Their reading begins at 6:30pm; mansion doors open at 6pm. Mansion closes at 8pm.

Watch it on YouTube !

Walkin Seats are free with regular mansion admission.

A limited amount of reserved seats are available at the following prices:
Adults $12
Military/AAA Members $11
Seniors/Full-time Students $10
Youths 6-17 yrs $4
Members & Children 5 and under $2


    From Our Blog

  • A Letter from Ario Pardee to His Two Young Sons at Boarding School, March 1851 (Feb 01, '16)
    A Letter of Guidance When Ario Pardee married his second wife, Anna Maria Robison in 1848, his domestic life became painfully stressful. His two sons from his first wife, Ario Jr. and Calvin, resented their new stepmother and began to misbehave so badly that Ario decided to send them to boarding school. Aged only 9 […]
  • Blithewold Birds: The Familiar Faces of Year-round Residents (Nov 06, '15)
    Blithewold’s grounds are known for its spectacular plant specimens of many different shapes, colors, and varieties. Predictably, as flora and fauna often come hand and hand, Blithewold is home to hundreds of birds during all seasons in the East Bay. The days have begun to shorten and the temperatures are dipping. By now, Blithewold has […]
  • The Pardees (Oct 27, '15)
    The name Pardee is derived from the French oath par Dieu which was Anglicised to Parde, Pardy, Pardie, and ultimately to Pardieu and Pardee. Around 1530 these families were living in the Normandy region of France. Religious persecution drove the families across the Channel to the south of England, and in the 1580s John Pardee […]
Email Newsletter icon, E-mail Newsletter icon, Email List icon, E-mail
List icon Sign up for Our E-Newsletter
Email Newsletters you can trust

Blithewold