For Immediate Release
Melinda O’Brien at 914.962.3431, [email protected], www.mmpaci.com
M&M Performing Arts Company, Inc. Presents
- DICKENS TELLS A CHRISTMAS CAROL AT LYNDHURST
Mr. Dickens Tells a Christmas Carol recreates Charles Dickens’ own performances of the classic tale that brings the travails of Ebenezer Scrooge, Bob Cratchit and Tiny Tim alive. Taken from Dickens’ original script, actor Mikel Von Brodbeck, plays Charles Dickens and tells the well-loved tale as guests travel throughout main floor of Lyndhurst mansion “meeting” the different spirits and characters. A newspaper wrote of Dickens at the time, “He gave to every character a different voice, a different style, a different face.” We have endeavored to bring this spirit to life with the M&M adaptation, recreating Charles Dickens tour of the US in 1867.
Performances begin December 10th and continue through December 30th. Come see the words of Dickens in a historic period setting! Visitors will follow Mr. Dickens and his imagined hostess, Mrs. Wiggins, as he wanders through the beautifully decorated rooms to tell his tale. The performance is approximately 90 minutes and is appropriate for school-age children and up.
Tickets are $40 for adults, $35 for seniors and children (16 and under – appropriate for school age children) and available along with show times at Lyndhurst.org or the event calendar at http://lyndhurst.org/events/dickens-2017/. Visitor Information at 914-631-4481. Free parking.
Lyndhurst, a site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, is a Gothic Revival masterpiece on the banks for the Hudson River in Tarrytown, NY at 635 South Broadway (Route 9). Designed by Alexander Jackson Davis in 1838 as a country cottage for Brigadier General William Paulding, who was twice mayor of New York City, it was expanded by the same architect between 1865 and 1867 for industrialist George Merritt. The now grand mansion was purchased in 1880 by railroad magnate Jay Gould, and members of his family continued to use it as their summer home until 1961. Lyndhurst is a ten-minute walk to Washington Irving’s Sunnyside, so one could imagine that on his first American visit, Dickens may have actually visited the site, albeit when Lyndhurst was still a relatively modest cottage known as The Knoll. For more information about Lyndhurst, visit www.Lyndhurst.org.