It won’t be long before homes are made Christmas cozy with the scent of pine, the sounds of carols and the warmth of family.
Campbell River residents are invited to celebrate this festive time of the year with Rivercity Players and Charles Dickens.
Now a Christmas tradition across Canada, a dramatic reading of Dickens’ A Christmas Carol will be presented at Rivercity Stage, 1080 Hemlock Street on Friday December 19th and Sat. 20th Dec. at 7pm. All proceeds will benefit the Campbell River Food Bank, in true Dickens’ fashion.
“We are a community theatre group that contributes to the art scene in Campbell River,” says Phil Atkinson, president of Rivercity Players, “and now we are using our art to contribute to a worthy community charity.”
“It is going to be a true celebration of the Christmas season,” says Bill Walton, who is organizing the event. “Hopefully, it will get everyone into the Christmas spirit and make a real difference for the Food Bank during this special time of the year.”
The Rivercity Players production of A Christmas Carol will be read by selccted and well experienced personalities from this local theatrical society, and music accompaniment will be provided by members of theCampbell River Singers.
Since 1990, people across Canada have been crowding into churches and theatres to hear Dickens’ timeless story read aloud over the holiday season. Produced in hundreds of communities across Canada, the Christmas Carol raises money for many needy charities.
Admission to the show is by donation, either cash or non-perishable foods, but tickets are required to ensure a seat and are available, at no charge, at Impressions Gallery, CR Laundromat, and The Comfort Zone.