'Mr. Dickens Tells a Christmas Tale'
December 10, 2017 through December 30, 2017
Tuesday-Sunday, see website for times.
$40; $35 children
‘Mr. Dickens Tells a Christmas Carol’ recreates Charles Dickens’ own performances of the classic tale that brings the travails of Ebenezer Scrooge, Bob Cratchit and Tiny Tim alive. Taken from Dickens’ original script, actor Michael Muldoon, plays Charles Dickens and tells the well-loved tale as guests travel throughout the main floor of Lyndhurst mansion “meeting” the different spirits and characters. A newspaper wrote of Dickens at the time, “He gave to every character a different voice, a different style, a different face.” Visitors will follow Mr. Dickens and his imagined hostess, Mrs. Wiggins, as he wanders through the beautifully decorated rooms to tell his tale.
Address: 635 S. Broadway
Tarrytown, New York 10591
Phone: 877-840-0457 x0457
Overlooking the Hudson River in Tarrytown, New York, is Lyndhurst, one of America’s finest Gothic Revival mansions. The architectural brilliance of the residence, designed in 1838 by Alexander Jackson Davis, is complemented by the park-like landscape of the estate and a comprehensive collection of original decorative arts. Its noteworthy occupants included: former New York City mayor William Paulding, merchant George Merritt and railroad tycoon Jay Gould.
The grounds at Lyndhurst survive as an outstanding example of 19th century landscape design. Elements include sweeping lawns accented with shrubs and specimen trees, the curving entrance drive revealing “surprise” views, the angular repetition of the Gothic roofline in the evergreens, and the nation’s first steel-framed conservatory. The rose garden and fernery are later additions.