Christmas with Dickens

Charles Dickens just wants to talk about his book, A Christmas Carol, but what happens when Scrooge, Tiny Tim, Mrs. Catherine Dickens, and the Ghost of Christmas Present show up? Chaos, confusion, conflict, and complaints, just like a typical holiday gathering.

Willing Suspension Armchair Theater and the Dickens Project (UCSC) present an original piece written by JoAnna Rottke and directed by Karen Schamberg. Readers will be Brian Spencer, Frank Widman, Martha Rabin, Susan Forrest, Jim Schultz, and Chris Rich.

JoAnna Rottke spent her best years as Assistant Director of the Dickens Project, a research program at UCSC devoted to the life and works of Charles Dickens. She knows more about Dickens than she’d like to admit.

These events are free, but donations are most welcome and appreciated. There will be refreshments as well as time at the end to ask questions and interact with the author, director, and readers.


When & Where:
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Email Karen Schamberg at or visit

Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Watsonville Public Library, Main Branch, Meeting Room 275 Main St #100, Watsonville, CA 95076

Event Type

Concerts & Performances

Invited Audience

Alumni, Faculty & Staff, Students, Prospective Students, General Public, Graduate Students


Arts & Culture




Dickens Project


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