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“Jones easily captivates the audience with his brightly hued voice. Portraying Dickens as narrator, his delight for sharing the story is tangible and intoxicating.”
Out.com, David Clarke
“This is masterful storytelling.”
Theatremania.com, Zachary Stewart
“Jones summons Charles Dickens’ classic characters seamlessly.”
New York Daily News, Joe Dziemianowicz
This holiday season, Summoners Ensemble Theatre and the Merchant’s House Museum celebrate the 10-year anniversary of A CHRISTMAS CAROL at the MERCHANT’S HOUSE (29 East 4th Street, Manhattan). Surrounded by 19th century holiday decorations, flickering candles, and richly appointed period furnishings, audiences will be transported back 150 years in this captivating one-hour performance created from Dickens’ own script. Performances run November 23 through December 29.
“A Holiday Reception with Mr. Dickens” returns for select performances December 9-26.Toast the season with a cup of “Smoking Bishop” (mulled wine) and a special performance of “A Visit from St. Nicholas,” performed by Mr. Dickens himself (John Kevin Jones). The 19th century family room, kitchen, and garden (weather permitting) of the Merchant’s House Museum will be open to guests during the reception. Click here to unlock “Reception & Performance” and add A Holiday Reception with Mr. Dickens - on select nights only. Limited to 20 people.
It's December 1867 and Charles Dickens has arrived in New York City for a month of sold-out performances of his beloved holiday classic, A Christmas Carol. Be transfixed as Mr. Dickens, portrayed by actor John Kevin Jones, tells his timeless Christmas tale in the elegant intact Greek Revival parlor of the landmark 1832 Merchant’s House Museum.
Not recommended for children under 10.
COVID-19 protocols. To ensure the safety of our guests, seating for A CHRISTMAS CAROL at the MERCHANT’S HOUSE is limited to 40. Attendees must wear a mask in the Merchant’s House and during the performance. The Merchant’s House Museum continues to update their COVID-19 protocols in accordance with federal, state, and local guidelines.