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Dramatic readings of Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol will be performed at the Brice House, a National Historic Landmark in Annapolis, on Saturday, December 17, 2016. Mark Hildebrand and two other performers will bring this classic holiday story to life in one of colonial Maryland’s architectural treasures. Lawyer James Brice, who served as Annapolis’ mayor during the years of 1782–83 and 1787–88 and Maryland’s active governor in 1792, built the mansion in 1767.

History of A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol was first published in London by Chapman & Hall on December 19, 1843, when the Brice House was already more than 75 years old. Dickens’s novella instantly met with both critical acclaim and success. The story revolves around an old embittered miser named Ebenezer Scrooge and his metamorphosis into a generous and kind gentleman after the terrifying visitations by the haunted spirit of his late business partner, Jacob Marley, and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Yet to Come on Christmas Eve.

Mark Hildebrand

Annapolitan Mark Hildebrand is the director of the historical documentaries, Anthem: The Story Behind the Star-Spangled Banner and Brookeville: Capital for a Day. Every holiday season, Hildebrand and two other performers read selected lines of the main characters from A Christmas Carol. These dramatic readings have become a much beloved annual Christmas tradition of Annapolis.

Event Details

Date: Saturday, December 17, 2016

Cost: $12 General Admission

Time:  1:00 pm and 4:00 pm

Location:  James Brice House, 42 East Street, Annapolis, Maryland

The performance will be held in the conference room of the Brice House, which will provide an intimate holiday setting with lit candles and traditional holiday decorations. The venue will also project illustrations from an early edition of Dickens’s original novella during the readings, giving the audience an enhanced visual experience.

For Tickets: http://www.annapolis.org/media/48-157-dramatic-readings-a-christmas-carol

An InnNear the Brice House

The Brice Hose is less than a quarter of a mile away from Gibson’s Lodgings, a historic inn located in downtown Annapolis. Call us to reserve your room at our toll free number 877-330-0057. We’ll be very happy to serve you and your family during the holiday season and throughout the year.

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