The Douglas County Historical Society is proud to announce the return of Mr. Gerald Dickens, the great-great grandson of author Charles Dickens, November 16 and 17 for his heartwarming one-man show performances. Tickets are on sale now!
Similar to last year, Mr. Dickens’ time here in Omaha will be a whirlwind of performances and book signings, offering two performances of his captivating rendition of the traditional holiday classic, “A Christmas Carol” as well as two shows never before seen here in Nebraska. Gerald will premier the only mid-west performance of his brand new show, specifically written in celebration of the 200th Anniversary of the birth of Charles Dickens entitled, “The Complete Works of Charles Dickens”. The performance features extracts from all the major novels in chronological order.
Also a first time performance in Nebraska, “A Chance Encounter with Dickens” takes us back to 1868, when Charles Dickens travelled to the USA. He was old, in poor health and in constant fear for his safety following a narrow escape in the great Staplehurst rail disaster a few years earlier. At the heart of this show is a young girl’s memory of meeting the great man on a train journey in New England, and Dickens’ enchantment with both her boldness and innocence.
For a full schedule of events and ticketing information about Douglas County Historical Society, please visit the society’s website at DouglasCoHistory.org, or call (402) 455-9990.