- $40 for two tickets to see Gerald Charles Dickens’ one-man performance of A Christmas Carol (up to a $60 value)
- When: Saturday, November 16, at 1 p.m.
- Where: Field Club of Omaha
- Seating: general admission
- Ticket values include all fees. <p>
A Christmas Carol
A Christmas Carol has undergone hundreds of adaptations, many of which have been one-man shows. But Gerald Charles Dickens’ performance has a direct ancestral tie to the story’s original writer: he’s Charles’ Dickens’ great-great-grandson. In a tribute to his legendary relative, he plays over 30 characters to faithfully recreate the elder Dickens’ timeless Yuletide ghost story.
It’s Christmas Eve, and Ebenezer Scrooge thinks his sole concession to the spirit of generosity—grudgingly giving his long-suffering clerk Bob Cratchit tomorrow off with pay—will be the day’s only unpleasant event. But that’s before the shade of his deceased partner, Jacob Marley, drops by wearing a preview of the chains Scrooge himself has forged through a lifetime of greed. Three other spirits soon follow and whisk Scrooge on a journey through time, where he reflects on a love lost with the Ghost of Christmas Past, peeks in on the present-day poverty—and good cheer—of the Cratchit house with the Ghost of Christmas Present, and quakes before the horror of dying alone and unloved with the Ghost of Christmas Future. Like most high-school calculus tests, it all ends up being a dream, giving Scrooge one last chance to redeem himself and save Tiny Tim.<p>
Douglas County Historical Society
When you enter one of the Douglas County Historical Society's buildings, don't be surprised if your skin turns sepia, because stepping inside is like stepping back in time. The 501(c)3 non-profit organization strives to collect, preserve, and share with the public all aspects of Douglas County history, including over six million paper-based artifacts in the Library Archives Center. Amongst the non-paper attractions is the General Crook House Museum: the authentically-restored 1879 home of General George Crook, features Victorian furnishings and heirloom gardens. Just north of the Crook House is the Library Archives Center, which is open to the public, and includes documents, newspapers, photographs, artifacts, and maps relating to the history of Douglas County and Omaha.