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A Christmas Carol
Bah! Humbug! Don’t be a Scrooge! Come enjoy Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" on Sunday, December 9, at 3:00 PM at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Park Ridge.
Lyric Opera's Frank Babbitt, well-known Chicago actor and musician, will return to present this holiday classic as a solo performance with musical underscore to the 1868 Public Reading Text that Dickens used while on his public reading tours in Europe and America. Mr. Babbitt notes, “Dickens was an enthusiastic actor and first read the "Carol" in public as a benefit for a charitable organization that assisted the poor. The central message of the piece is the true celebration of what Scrooge's nephew observes as ‘a good time, a kind, forgiving, charitable, pleasant time; the only time I know of in the long calendar of the year, when men and women seem by one consent to open their shut up hearts freely.’”
In this spirit, freewill donations and canned goods will be accepted to help support the Maine Township Food Pantry.
Come to this fabulous event, rediscover the “Carol" as Dickens himself performed it, and hear its timeless Christmas message of hope and redemption. A reception will follow the performance. Mr. Babbitt will also have CDs available for purchase.
St. Luke’s is located at 205 N. Prospect Ave., Park Ridge. For more information, go to www.stlukespr.org or call 847-825-6659.
|Where||St. Luke's Lutheran Church of Park Ridge 205 N Prospect Ave, Park Ridge, IL 60068|
|Next on||This event is over.|
|Time||3:00 pm–5:30 pm|
|Who to bring||Everyone|
More About St. Luke's Lutheran Church of Park Ridge
Established in 1914 by 16 charter members, St. Luke's Lutheran Church of Park Ridge offers regular services, Sunday school classes, Bible study and community outreach programs. Throughout the year it also hosts events, including Jul Fest, Easter brunch, spaghetti dinner, a golf outing and the Chicago Philharmonic Chamber Players.