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Pontine Theatre’s Victorian Christmas, Nov. 28

Pontine Theatre’s Co-Artistic Directors, Marguerite Mathews and Greg Gathers celebrate the holidays with a program of Victorian-era Christmas stories scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 28 at 6:30 p.m. in Taylor Community’s Woodside Building. This event is free and open to the public.

The centerpiece of “A Victorian Christmas” is an original toy theatre adaptation of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol.” Toy theater is a form of Miniature Theater, which enjoyed great popularity as a parlor entertainment in Victorian times.

Toy theaters were printed on paperboard sheets. They were sold as kits at the concession stand of an opera house, playhouse, or vaudeville theater. Assembled at home, the toy theaters were performed for friends and family members. The nostalgic charm of this traditional form is sure to put you in the holiday spirit!

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