WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
In what has become a holiday tradition, the Independent Shakespeare Company (ISC) re-creates (with a little artistic license) the experience of a public reading given by Charles Dickens himself. Based on the novelist's own adaptation, A Christmas Carol With Charles Dickens is performed by ISC cofounder David Melville as Dickens and nearly every other character in the story. This production features musical accompaniment and dramatic interjections by a young American actor, Kalean Ung. With the two of them conjuring a magical evening full of wry humor, ghosts, romance, and redemption, the performances are full of the acting pyrotechnics Dickens was famous for.