'A Christmas Carol' coming to New Britain library today

Published on Wednesday, 13 December 2017 23:00
Written by Angie DeRosa


NEW BRITAIN-The timeless story about the true spirit of the holiday season, “A Christmas Carol,” will be presented by the Hampstead Stage Company at the New Britain Public Library on Thursday, Dec. 14.

The classic novella by Charles Dickens’ tells the story of Ebenezer Scrooge, an old miser and his clerk Bob Cratchit during a difficult Christmas time. Scrooge is then visited by the ghost of his former business partner Jacob Marley and the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Yet to Come. Through their visits, he transforms into a better person.

Beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the main library located at 20 High St., children ages 3-8 years are can hear the feel-good story about love and friendship.

This adaptation will also educate the audience about the class system of Victorian England and encourages children to help others who are less fortunate.

The Hampstead Stage Company is a nonprofit organization based out of New Hampshire made-up of members who are dedicated to educating audiences across the country by bringing classic literature to life through theatre.

The theatre company believes high-quality theatre should be accessible to everyone regardless of socioeconomic status so they perform over 2,000 shows annually across the country.

The show will last approximately 45-50 minutes, and after the show actors will engage with the children for a 5-10 minute long question and answer session. During the show there may even be a volunteer opportunity for two or more children to come up on state to help the actors with the performance.

No registration is required, and all children must be accompanied by a caregiver.

Angie DeRosa can be reached at 860-801-5063 or .

Posted in New Britain Herald, , New Britain on Wednesday, 13 December 2017 23:00. Updated: Wednesday, 13 December 2017 23:02.