Event Details

"The Night Before Christmas Carol"
Starring David zum Brunnen

Saturday, December 9, 2017
7:30 PM
Gunderson Stiles Concert Hall

1315 11th Street, Monroe

“David [zum Brunnen] absolutely becomes my great-grandfather on stage!”
-Cedric Charles Dickens, Great grandson of author, Charles Dickens



Join Charles Dickens in his study for a very special night, Friday, the thirteenth, 1843. It is on this evening that Charles Dickens dreams up his idea for a ghostly little Christmas book that becomes world famous.

This critically acclaimed, historically accurate, and highly humorous and spirited holiday performance, actor David zum Brunnen cleverly portrays Charles Dickens and over seventeen familiar Dickensian characters from the famous story. As Dickens composes his winter morality tale, the audience peers into the life of the real Dickens as he explains his inspirations, sharing personal and social context about himself and his celebrated classic tale.

Items in the 2017 Holiday Silent Auction are on display through December 16, with bidding ending at 1:45 pm. Take a moment before and after The Night Before Christmas Carol show to browse and place your bids.

On December 9 from 10:00 am - 7:30 pm on in the promenade of the new building, there will be pottery, painting, and jewelry for sale by artists Kathy King, Wendy Baumann, Jenny Moehn, and Mary Hedeman.