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Very Victorian Dickens' Christmas Carol Benefits Food Pantry

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 Unitarian Universalist Area Church, 11 Washington Street, Sherborn, MA  See map
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"Englishman Thomas Hutchinson," portrayed by Al LePage is sure to bring lots of  laughter, and hopefully some tears, during his upcoming dramatic reading performances of Dickens' classic A Christmas Carol.
"Englishman Thomas Hutchinson," portrayed by Al LePage is sure to bring lots of laughter, and hopefully some tears, during his upcoming dramatic reading performances of Dickens' classic A Christmas Carol.
"A Christmas Carol Times Two!", a dramatic reading performance of Charles Dickens "A Christmas Carol" combined with traditional 19th century English Christmas carols will happen on Friday, Dec. 13 at 7PM at the Unitarian Universalist Area Church, 11 Washington Street in Sherborn, Massachusetts.  "Englishman Thomas Hutchinson, Traveling Thespian" portrayed  by actor Al LePage, complete with English accent and Victorian-era clothing, will give his dramatic reading performance based on Dickens' very own historic script as a one-man show using only his voice, facial expressions and gestures to create some 18 characters.  Organist and minister Rev. Dr. Dianne Carpenter will weave organ music between various scenes to set the tone for what's to come and entertain.  This is a special benefit performance hosted by the Unitarian Universalist Area Church in Sherborn with all proceeds to benefit the emergency food pantry A Place to Turn.  Admission is $10 per person and the performance is best appreciated by both adults and children 7 years of age and older. Tickets go on sale Nov. 19th and can be purchased in advance through BrownPaperTickets.com, either on-line or by calling their 24/7 toll-free number 1-800-838-3006, and if still available, at the door the day of event.  Doors for the performance open at 6:30PM, the fun begins at 6:45PM, and seating is general admission.

"Englishman Thomas Hutchinson, Traveling Thespian" brings his one man show to Sherborn, MA to help prevent hunger close to home "From Scrooge to Tiny Tim, from Marley's Ghost to Mrs. Cratchit," begins actor Al LePage, "there's howls and growls, bangs and bongs, a dance with a song, lively laughter and heartfelt tears.  And when I perform, watch out, I love to improvise on the spot.  Maybe just a conversation with someone in the audience, but with everyone listening in, of course!  I could even ask you to join me on the stage at some part, too.  Oh yes, I do believe in seizing the moment, and even I don't always know what's going to happen next.  And, before each reading, in character as 'Englishman Thomas Hutchinson,' he definitely has 'his stories' to tell both in 'the year' -- this year it's '1911' -- and though he typically shares some history about the place he's performing, this year things will take a very different twist, focusing more on what the future will bring rather than what's happened in the past.  All this will make this year's performance unique once again, keeping it fresh and exciting, and as usual spontaneous with full of surprises, too!  One surprise may be a gift for you,” adds LePage "they'll definitely be at least one special gift given away to some lucky person, too."

One show only, don't miss it, get your tickets now!

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