The City of Covington will host Charles Dickens Presents A Christmas Carol on December 8, 2016, the close of its 2016 cultural season of shows at Fuhrmann Auditorium in the Greater Covington Center.For information on tickets to this performance, please call the City of Covington's Office of Cultural Arts and Events at (985) 892-1873. "Get set for a one-on-one encounter with Charles Dickens in the person of actor/storyteller, Mike Randall " - WPIG 95.7 FM Up Close & Personal by Nicholas Pircio. While A Christmas Carol is a renowned classic, many are not familiar with this version. Charles Dickens Presents A Christmas Carol is an opportunity to see this holiday story as condensed by Dickens himself, for his stage "readings ".
In 1868 Dickens began touring and presenting the classic. Highly anticipated performances in the United States drew crowds of 3,000 people per night. Dickens biographer Edgar Johnson on the public readings: "It was more than a reading; it was an extraordinary exhibition of acting "without a single prop or bit of costume, by changes of voice, by gesture, by vocal expression, Dickens peopled his stage with a throng of characters." - Kristy Kibler, Warsaw County Courier