Adelphi University’s Annual Free Staged Reading of the Timeless Classic, A Christmas Carol, Returns on Saturday, December 17, at 2:00 p.m.

Theatre Professor Brian Rose plays Ebenezer Scrooge; student actors bring to life Bob Cratchit, Tiny Tim and the other characters in a free performance.

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Garden City, NY - November 30, 2016 - In what has become a holiday tradition, Adelphi University’s Performing Arts Center (AUPAC) is pleased to present a live radio-style reading of Charles Dickens’ timeless classic, A Christmas Carol, by student actors on Saturday December 17, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. at the AUPAC’s Olmsted Theatre, 1 South Avenue, Garden City, NY.  Dramatized by Barbara Field and under the direction of Brian Rose, Adelphi Department of Theatre Professor, this popular adaptation is brought to life by more than a dozen Department of Theatre students who embody Bob Cratchit, Tiny Tim and the other characters we all know and love.

While this beloved holiday event is free, audience members are encouraged to bring a can or box of non-perishable food as a donation to the Mary Brennan Interfaith Nutrition Network of Hempstead. With the addition of a food drive, the students, faculty and staff of Adelphi University’s Department of Theatre hope to share the spirit of the holidays with families throughout Long Island. 

AUPAC is one of Long Island’s premier cultural arts venues for entertainment of all kinds. For more information about all events at AUPAC and to purchase tickets, visit online.  Information is available at the Lucia and Steven N. Fischer Box Office at 516-877-4000 or email. Regular box office hours are Tuesday through Friday from 1:00-6:00 p.m. The box office is also open two hours before most scheduled performances.

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