Weis Center Presents Virtual Holiday Performance: Manual Cinema's "A Christmas Carol"

Just for Kids

December 5, 2020 to December 17, 2020

Weis Center for Performing Arts


Dec. 5 at 8 pm
Dec. 13 at 4 pm
Dec. 17 at 8 pm

The runtime for the performance is one hour and is suggested for ages 5+.

In this world premiere online event created for audiences of all ages, interdisciplinary performance collective Manual Cinema takes on Charles Dickens’s holiday classic with a visually inventive adaptation made to broadcast directly to your home. Performed live in Chicago and presented by a live stream, Manual Cinema’s “A Christmas Carol” will be told with hundreds of paper puppets, miniatures, silhouettes, and a live original score in an imaginative re-invention of a cherished holiday tradition.

An avowed holiday skeptic, Aunt Trudy has been recruited to channel her late husband Joe’s famous Christmas cheer. From the isolation of her studio apartment, she reconstructs his annual Christmas Carol puppet show – over a Zoom call while the family celebrates Christmas Eve under lockdown. But as Trudy becomes more absorbed in her own version of the story, the puppets take on a life of their own, and the family’s call transforms into a stunning cinematic adaptation of Dickens’s classic ghost story.

Tickets are $20 per household and can be purchased at Bucknell.edu/BoxOffice or by calling 570-570-1000. Ticket purchasers will receive a livestream link 24 hours prior to the performance. Please consider testing the link prior to showtime. Purchase tickets early; ticket sales will conclude 30 minutes prior to each performance's show time.

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