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Charles Dickens' Great-Great Grandson to Perform in the New York City Premiere of His One-Man Production of A Christmas Carol

New York, NY, September 25, 2009 --( Gerald Charles Dickens, the great-great grandson of Charles Dickens, will perform in the New York City premiere of his one-man production of A Christmas Carol at the Park Avenue Christian Church (“The Park”), Friday and Saturday, December 4 and 5, at 4 pm and 8 pm.

The Park is located at 1010 Park Avenue at 85th Street. Tickets to the performance are $25 general admission and $100 preferred seating (which includes a reception and signing with Mr. Dickens). To purchase tickets call (212) 868-4444 or visit Please note: this performance is not recommended for children younger than 8-years-old.

Gerald Dickens is an actor and producer hailing from Oxford, England. In his version of A Christmas Carol, he depicts 26 characters of his great-great grandfather’s story with the aid of a table, wing chair and a hat rack. In the New York City performances, he will transform The Park’s gothic sanctuary into scenes straight out of the classic holiday tale.

Charles Dickens first toured the U.S. in 1867, reading his literary works before spellbound audiences. Gerald began his own performances of A Christmas Carol in 1993 on the 150th anniversary of its publication, and has been delighting audiences around the world with his rendition ever since.

This is Mr. Dickens’ only New York stop on a tour that will take him from New England to the Mid-Atlantic for the first time since 2005. A Christmas Carol is produced by Byers' Choice Ltd., of Chalfont, Penn., makers of the nationally-known Carolers® and Kindles® figurines. Visit or phone 215-822-6700 for more information on Mr.Dicken’s 2009 tour.

The Park, both a Shalom and open and affirming congregation, is in ecumenical partnership with the United Church of Christ.

The congregation settled at its present site on April 15, 1945, and took the name Park Avenue Christian Church. It is considered one of the oldest continuously serving congregations of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).

For more information about The Park, call 212.288.3246 or visit

Note To Editors And WritersRITERS: Gerald Charles Dickens is available for phone interviews and will have very limited time available for live appearances during his tour leading up to his New York City premiere. A high resolution image of Mr. Dickens is available at

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Park Avenue Christian Church
Raymond McGarrigle
212.288.3246, ext. 102

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