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Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol
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Running Time
Approximately 95 minutes

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Holiday Season 2021

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

LIVE ON STAGE
December 3 - 30, 2021


"A 95-minute masterpiece. Brilliantly performed." –The Philadelphia Inquirer

In this wonderfully clear and direct telling of Charles Dickens' novella, acclaimed playwright and actor Anthony Lawton brings the story boldly to life as only live theater can. Come rediscover Dickens' timeless story of a miser's miraculous redemption from a life of bitterness, greed, and isolation. Back by popular demand, this heartwarming adaptation captured the hearts of theater critics and audiences alike, inspiring a new Philadelphia holiday tradition. Best enjoyed by ages 9-99.

Venue Information
This production will be performed live on stage at The Proscenium Theatre at The Drake at 302 S. Hicks Street in Center City Philadelphia.

Health & Safety
We remain committed to prioritizing the health and safety of our patrons, artists, and staff, and we will continue to follow all CDC, state, and local guidelines while providing you with the best possible in-person experience. We are thrilled to return to live performance and we cannot wait to see you again!

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THE CAST

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
NEWS & REVIEWS

"A 95-minute masterpiece. Brilliantly performed... The program notes remind us that [Dickens] used to perform his own solo adaptations of A Christmas Carol to appreciative spectators. Lawton is a worthy heir to this tradition, leaving the audience teary-eyed and prompting one woman to gasp: 'Oh, gosh. That was absolutely wonderful.'" –The Philadelphia Inquirer  more

"Lantern Theater Company's one-person adaptation – devised by actor Anthony Lawton, set and lighting maven Thom Weaver, and sound designer Christopher Colucci – blows the dust off the familiar Dickens tale, revealing fresh, invigorating layers of meaning. It privileges simple storytelling, with a clear intent and a strong message, in the hands of a first-rate performer." –Broad Street Review  more

"Anthony Lawton's A Christmas Carol is this year's holiday must-see. Marvelous, even revelatory... Takes a familiar story that time and acquaintance have rendered perilously close to kitsch and brings it electrifyingly to life. God bless us, every one! But especially Tony Lawton, who has given Philadelphia a gorgeous holiday gift – one that I hope returns year after year." –Reclining Standards  more

"Great theater. Stripped down to its most fundamental elements...Dickens' classic story is dark and unexpectedly wrenching. In the end it is Lawton's ability to reveal so much about a story we thought we knew so well that makes this production...remarkable." –Talkin' Broadway  more

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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.

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