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“A Christmas Carol” 2 p.m. Matinee, Dec. 6, 2015

Michael Fields Agricultural Institute (MFAI) presents the Walking the dog Theater (WTD) production of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol at the MFAI campus in East Troy, WI on Sunday, December 6, 2015 at 2:00 pm.  The East Troy performance is part of a tour that includes communities in NY, WI, and CT in December and several cities in China and Taiwan in the New Year. The theater’s Executive Artistic Director David Anderson, who performs the piece solo (moving fluidly from character to character) says of the project, “A Christmas Carol has become an annual tradition in many communities, and it is the best way I know to become inspired by the season.”

Through drama and masterful storytelling, Anderson performs the story exactly as Dickens wrote it, giving the audience not only the dialogue (in multiple London accents) but the descriptive passages as well. Anderson’s rendition, directed by Ted Pugh, is a modern revival of Dickens’own manner of storytelling. Dickens gave performances drawn from A Christmas Carol and The Pickwick Papers throughout the Northeastern United States, from his arrival in Boston in mid-November, 1867 to his return to England in April 1868. Walking the dog Theater’s production, now in its 10th year, received high praises from Bruce Hallenbeck of The Independent, who wrote of David Anderson’s performance, “Amazing one-man show. . . what Dickens intended all along!”

Walking the dog Theater, Inc. is a professional not-for-profit theater company based in Columbia County, NY. To learn more about Walking the dog Theater’s Free Culture Initiative and to get involved, visit or call (518) 610-0909. Walking the dog Theater is an initiative of the Hawthorne Valley Association.