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Lethbridge Shakespeare Performance Society getting into the spirit with Shakespeare Meets Dickens

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The Lethbridge Shakespeare Performance Society is celebrating Christmas Victorian style.
 They present the fourth annual Shakespeare Meets Dickens night, Friday, Feb. 20 at  7 p.m. at Casa.


 There will be plenty of Yuletide cheer, Victorian  era snacks, mulled wine and   an eclectic cast of board members and Shakespeare in the park veterans and newcomers performingKeith Miller, Shelly David, John Poulsen and Megann Fennell are excited Shakepseare Meets Dickens, Dec. 20 at Casa. Photo by Richard Amery a reader]s Theatre Version of  Charles Dickens’ Christmas Classic “ A Christmas Carol.”


Plus there will be an array of talented singers getting you into the spirit, plus  Jeff Graham will be performing  the Porters Scene from this summer’s production of Macbeth.
“As usual we’ll be performing Charles Dickens‘ beloved Christmas classic reader’s theatre style.


 John Poulsen, who will also be directing our 2020  Shakespeare play “The Merry Wives of Windsor, opening July 2 in Galt Gardens,  will be performing with Shakespeare Meets Dickens,” said Lethbridge Shakespeare Performance Society Artistic director Kate Connolly.

“ Shakespeare Meets Dickens features long time members Bryson Brown, and board members Shelley Scott and Shelly David and we also have newer Shakespeare Performance SKeith Miller, Shelly David, John Poulsen and Megann Fennell are excited Shakepseare Meets Dickens, Dec. 20 at Casa. Photo by Richard Ameryociety members  Megan Fennell and Cole Fetting, Kaylee Johnson, Trevor Loman and Keith Miller who were all in Macbeth this summer,” Connolly said.

 
“And new board member Ashley Thomson is performing,” she said.
 There will also be a lot of carolling.
“There will also be a communal carol sing along of Christmas songs and Shakespeare songs,” Connolly continued.


“We have talented performers Megan Wittig, Brenton Taylor , Stephanie Savage, Chris Kyle Peterson, Monica Bazcuk and as well as Nicole Furlan,  the female lead of LMT’s hit  musicial Newsies is also performing,” she said.


“There will also be two surprise novelty acts. And there will be Tudor and Victorian treats including mince pies, shortbread and gingerbread plus mulled wine and eggnog and hot chocolate,” Connolly enthused.
“And it is all a fundraiser that goes to support  our summer Shakespeare in the park performances,” she said.
 Shakespeare Meets Dickens 4 is at 7 p.m. at Casa, Friday, Dec. 20.
 Tickets are $20  and are available from casa.

— By Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor
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