Get your holidays off to a merry start by joining ACT II for “A Dickens of a Christmas” November 18 and 19. “A Dickens of a Christmas” will include three fabulous events to benefit the Omaha Community Playhouse and will feature Dr. Elliot Engel, a noted scholar and expert on Charles Dickens. The events are open to the public and tickets for each event are available through the OCP Box Office at (402) 553-0800.
Dr. Engel is known for his charming and humorous lectures. His lectures at the Omaha Town Hall Lecture Series have been among the most popular lectures hosted by that organization and he will certainly bring Charles Dickens alive for us all. Laugh, learn and be inspired by the life and times of Charles Dickens and his beloved classic, A Christmas Carol. Join us for one, two or all three special events as part of this fun weekend:
•On Friday, November 18 at 1 p.m., Dr. Engel will present a special lecture for area high school and college students. This is a remarkable opportunity to enhance the literature curriculum in area schools. Dr. Engel’s literary and historical programs are used in classrooms around the world and his mini-lecture series on Charles Dickens has run on PBS stations around the country. Tickets for this special lecture are only $3. Groups of 10 or more may purchase $2 tickets.
•On Friday, November 18 at 6 p.m., there will be a special meet and greet and book signing event with Dr. Engel including heavy hors d’oeuvres and drinks. Tickets for this event only are $75.
•On Saturday, November 19 at 11:30 a.m., there will be a special holiday luncheon featuring authentic Dickens’ era food and drink with a lecture by Dr. Engel following. Tickets for the luncheon and lecture only are $50. There will also be a limited number of Saturday lecture only tickets available for $20.
Purchase of a patron level ticket for $125 will allow you to attend the Friday evening meet and greet and the Saturday holiday luncheon and lecture.
“A Dickens of A Christmas” are fundraising events produced by ACT II, a support group dedicated to the promotion of the Omaha Community Playhouse. Event co-chairs are Judy Wickersham and Francie Prier. The events have been graciously sponsored by The J. K. Barker Foundation and Judy and Gale Wickersham. To learn more about ACT II and this very special holiday event, contact Jan Fry at at (402) 553-4890, ext. 145. We hope you can join us for these exceptional events!