CHARLES DICKENS' A CHRISTMAS CAROL
An Original Adaptation by Anthony Lawton
In Collaboration with Christopher Colucci and Thom Weaver
Presented in partnership with Mirror Theatre Company
Streaming December 4 - 27, 2020
"A 95-MINUTE MASTERPIECE. BRILLIANTLY PERFORMED."
–The Philadelphia Inquirer
In this wonderfully clear and direct telling of Charles Dickens' beloved novella, acclaimed playwright and actor Anthony Lawton brings the story boldly to life with drama and frankness, in a manner Dickens himself would recognize from his dramatic readings during his own lifetime. Lawtonís compelling solo performance brings each character to life in a masterful combination of literature, theater, and film. Rediscover this timeless story of a miser's miraculous redemption from a life of bitterness, greed, and isolation. Now in its third year, this heartwarming adaptation has captured the hearts of audiences of all ages.
Running time is approximately 95 minutes.
This live performance was filmed on-site at St. Stephen's Theater in Center City Philadelphia, with strict adherence to all CDC, state, and local health and safety guidelines.
How to Watch
All productions during the 2020/21 season will be streamed so you can watch from the safety and comfort of home. There are a limited number of streams available, so order now to ensure access! After completing your ticket purchase, you will receive an email confirmation from the Lantern Box Office with access instructions and your private ticket access link. Streamed productions can be watched on your computer, tablet, smartphone, or select smart TVs with email/web browser access, including Apple Airplay and Chromecast on Android. Our Box Office will be open 12PM to 8PM daily throughout the streaming period to provide assistance.
Anthony Lawton as the Storyteller
THE CREATIVE TEAM
Anthony Lawton, Co-Creator • Christopher Colucci, Co-Creator / Sound Designer • Thom Weaver, Co-Creator / Scenic & Lighting Designer • Kierceton Keller, Costume Designer • Lydia Stahl, Stage Manager
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Header Photo: Paul L. Nolan, Sally Mercer, and Charles McMahon in Copenhagen (2018); Charlie DelMarcelle, Anthony Lawton, Jered McLenigan, and Brian Anthony Wilson in The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui (2019); Anthony Lawton and Paul L. Nolan in The Craftsman (2017); and Bi Jean Ngo and Peter DeLaurier in The Tempest (2018). Photos by Mark Garvin.