Holiday Performances: Reading of The Christmas Carol
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.
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Walkin Seats are free with regular mansion admission.
A limited amount of reserved seats are available at the following prices:
Military/AAA Members $11
Seniors/Full-time Students $10
Youths 6-17 yrs $4
Members & Children 5 and under $2
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