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Baker Street Readers return with ‘A Christmas Carol’

BRATTLEBORO—After a nearly two-year hiatus, the Baker Street Readers will return to the Hooker-Dunham Theater with a dramatic reading of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 17 and 18, at 7 p.m.

The Readers are known for their monthly live shows and podcast in which they read Sherlock Holmes mysteries, but they have been known to read other literary works of the 19th century, including the material on their 2020 album The Poe Project.

For A Christmas Carol, the founders of the group, James Gelter and Tony Grobe, will be joined by Geof Dolman and Nicole Caron as they read an abridgment of Dickens’ original novella, directed by Gelter.

“Those familiar only with popular film and stage adaptations of the story may be surprised and delighted to hear the fantastical images and strange humor Dickens includes in the source text,” the group notes in a news release.

Tickets for the show are $7, or $5 with a non-perishable food item for Foodworks.

The Hooker-Dunham Theater requires all audience members to be masked and provide proof of vaccination.

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Originally published in The Commons issue #641 (Wednesday, December 1, 2021). This story appeared on page B2.

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