Christmas with Dickens

Willing Suspension Armchair Theater And The Dickens Project 

Present: Christmas with Dickens

For Immediate Release

What:       Christmas with Dickens

Charles Dickens just wants to talk about his book, A Christmas Carol, but what happens when Scrooge, Tiny Tim, Mrs. Catherine Dickens, and the Ghost of Christmas Present show up? Chaos, confusion, conflict, and complaints, just like a normal holiday gathering.

Willing Suspension Armchair Theater and the Dickens Project, UCSC, present an original piece written by JoAnna Rottke and directed by Karen Schamberg. Readers will be: Brian Spencer, Frank Widman, Martha Rabin, Susan Forrest, Jim Schultz, and Chris Rich.

JoAnna Rottke spent her best years as Assistant Director of the Dickens Project, a research program at UCSC devoted to the life and works of Charles Dickens. She knows more about Dickens than she’d like to admit.

This event is free, but donations are most welcome and appreciated. There will be refreshments as well as time at the end to ask questions and interact with the author, director and readers.

 When & Where:

Tuesday:         November 27, Downtown Santa Cruz Library at 7 p.m.

Thursday:       November 29, Scotts Valley Library at 7 p.m.

Saturday:        December 1, Watsonville Main Library at 2 p.m.

Tuesday:         December 4, Aptos Library at 7 p.m.

Further Information:

Karen Schamberg:

Announcing: NextStage Players Auditions

When: Saturday, October 6, 10am till 2pm

Where: Aptos Knolls MHP Clubhouse     600 Trout Gulch Rd., Aptos 

Messages Voice Mail at 831-316-4833

About the show: Every year NSP Players entertain health care facilities, groups and private parties with a Holiday Show. This year it is titled "A Joyous, Jazzy Christmas," and will be directed by Ethel Lewis, assisted by Risa Lower.

The show usually plays twice a week for 3 weeks in December. This is an open audition, so all are welcomed.

If you are not available on Oct 6, call Risa Lower (831-622-6424) for alternate date.