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November 25, 2010

Performer to share alternative Dickens

Tale set in 1800s will be staged in 1880s chapel

SHARPSVILLE — There couldn’t be a better backdrop for a performance of Charles Dickens’ second most famous Christmas carol than the Chloe Pierce Chapel in the First Universalist Church in Sharpsville.

“The Cricket on the Hearth: A Fairy Tale of Home” was published in the mid-1800s; the chapel was built in the 1880s.

Carol Weakland, who is performing the work as a one-woman show on Dec. 4, will be dressed in Christmas green, and she said the evergreen carpet, illuminating stained glass and wooden pews couldn’t be more fitting.

“I think anyone coming will be caught up not only in the performance but in the fact we’re in a structure from that time period,” she said. “That adds so much to it. Everything about it (the chapel) has a very Christmas-y, Dickens feel.”

Ms. Weakland, of Youngstown, will perform the work from the point of view of a fairy spirit who watches over the Perrybingle family on Christmas Eve.

 

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