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Charles Dickens: Home on the Range

By Austin Playhouse (other events)

Friday, December 4 2020 7:25 PM 8:30 PM

Victorian England meets the Wild West in this special evening for history buffs, Dickens fans, and everyone who loves exploring exciting and unexpected connections.

Charles Dickens: Home on the Range features excerpts from Dickens' works woven through a lecture written and compiled by Francesca Christian, Ev Lunning and Derek Webster.

Ev Lunning will lead us through the lecture which also features dramatic readings from Marc Pouhé, Andrea Osborn Ginder, and Katherine Schroeder. A q&a will follow the performance.

Only one ticket is needed per household/viewing screen. A private link will be emailed at least 24 hours before the performance. The performance will be livestreamed at 7:30pm on Friday, December 4th. Our virtual lobby opens five minutes before the performance. Ticket holders will be able to view the show until midnight on Sunday, December 6th.

Charles Dickens never made it to Texas on his tours to the United States, but pioneer Texans certainly read his novels, and his novels still provide striking commentary on Texas history—from the Revolution to the present day. From 1845 to 1855—from imminent statehood to the opening of the first telegraph office—we examine the influence of Dickens on the Lone Star State.