Catch the spirit of Christmas past as First United Church presents a dramatic reading of Charles Dickens’ much-loved A Christmas Carol Saturday, Dec. 17.
In 1843, Dickens described Christmas time as “a good time: a kind, forgiving, charitable, pleasant time: the only time I know of in the long calendar of the year, when men and women seem by one consent to open their shut-up hearts freely…”
Some 168 years later, the appeal of Dickens’ story is, if anything, stronger than ever.
Five local readers will present a dramatic reading of A Christmas Carol, using the script that Dickens wrote for his own dramatic readings of this classic tale. Readers include Patrick Benson, Rod Charlebois, Nina Dickins, Alan Gow and Hanne MacKay.
Several members of the Shuswap Singers and soloist Andrea Roberts will complement the story with music.
Proceeds will go to the Relaxation Support Group, which aims to help those with cancer and other chronic illness by increasing their sense of self-control and improving their quality of life by using the mind to calm the body.
The reading begins at 7:30 p.m. and admission is by donation at the door.