The ghosts of Christmas past, present and future will come to life in Nebraska this week. Omaha is hosting the great-great-grandson of Charles Dickens, Gerald Dickens who will perform his beloved ancestor’s work.
Chris Stewart is the community engagement coordinator for the Douglas County Historical Society and Gerald Dickens will make several appearances. On Thursday, he will perform to a small crowd at the General Crook House Museum on the Metropolitan Community College Campus on Fort Street. Friday is an afternoon tea at the Field Club of Omaha at 36th and Woolworth Avenue in Omaha and later that evening at the Crook House.
Stewart says the highlight of the Dickens appearance is when he plays all 26 characters from “A Christmas Carol” in a one-man show. That event will be held at the Field Club. He then returns to the Crook House that evening where he will talk about the Dickens family memories of Christmas.
This is the fifth year Gerald Dickens made the trip from Oxford, England to Nebraska. Stewart says the Douglas County Historical Society is pleased to provide Nebraskans with opportunities to adapt a long-held family tradition into a personal experience that is treasured by many.
For ticket details, log on to www.DouglasCoHistory.org or call 402-455-9990.