Thrill the dickens out of your 10 years and up kids at the Oak Park Festival Theatre’s “A Dickens Carol” December 15-30 and stay at the nearby and affordable Best Western Plus Chicago Hotel at Hillside!
Everybody knows the classic Charles Dicken’s story “A Christmas Carol.” “A Dickens Carol” is a very new take on the very old tale of Scrooge and Tiny Tim!
Before Scrooge. Before Jacob Marley. Charles Dickens had his own ghosts to contend with. “A Dickens Carol” is an all-new holiday tradition that re-imagines the story of Scrooge from Dickens’ point of view and real-life events.
It’s 1842 Victorian London, and Charles Dickens’ popularity is on the wane. His marriage and finances are in trouble and he has become embittered towards life itself. Yes, in a way, Dickens has become a bit of a Scrooge—a character he has yet to even create! But on a cold Christmas eve, Dickens’ fortunes take a dramatic turn when a train crash sends Dickens into the icy Kent river. There, in a sinking carriage, Dickens is visited by three Spirits who lead him on a journey through his past, present, and future. This is a journey that transforms his life and inspires him to write his most celebrated work ever. “A Dickens Carol” is not only the carol behind the most famous carol of all time. It’s an all-new twist on a family ghost story that promises to melt the heart of any Scrooge out there.
The Oak Park Festival Theatre is located at 167 Forest Avenue in Oak Park. For tickets, go online to https://oakparkfestival.com/project/a-dickens-carol-2018/# and follow the prompts.
Best Western Plus Chicago Hotel at Hillside, just minutes away from the Oak Park Festival Theatre’s “A Dickens Carol,” offers free shuttle service to and from O’Hare Airport in Chicago. The hotel offers affordable, comfortable rooms, a breakfast bar and restaurant and much more. The hotel is pet friendly and offers AAA rates.