Scrooge alert! 'A Christmas Carol' returns

Holiday events are getting into gear this month with a presentation of A Christmas Carol on Sunday, Nov. 30, at the Clune Center for the Arts at Wilton High school on Danbury Road. It is presented by the Historical Christmas Barn and the Wilton Historical Society.

The show features Gerald Charles Dickens, the great-great-grandson of literary icon Charles Dickens.  Mr. Dickens, an actor and producer hailing from Oxford, England, will perform his one-man rendition of the holiday classic.

Show times are 2 and 5 p.m. Admission is $15; tickets are available at The show is a benefit for the historical society.

Gerald Charles Dickens bears more than a passing resemblance to his famous ancestor, who originally toured the U.S. in 1867 reading his literary works to enthusiastic audiences. Historians report that A Christmas Carol was his favorite piece to perform.

During his energetic one-man show, Mr. Dickens leaps, sobs, and laughs as he portrays 26 characters of the classic tale, with just a table, wing chair, and hat rack accompanying him on stage.

Mr. Dickens returns to the U.S. for his 2014 tour that will take him to several states across the country. He will transform theaters into scenes straight out of the classic holiday tale, much as Scrooge was transformed from a dispirited miser to a joyous soul after his Christmas Eve encounter with ghosts from the past, present and future.

The Historical Christmas Barn is in the historic Lambert House at 150 Danbury Road, and is open Monday through Saturday, 10 to 5, and Sunday 11 to 5.

The Wilton Historical Society is at 224 Danbury Road. The Great Trains Exhibit, an Interactive Winter Wonderland will open Friday, Nov. 28 and run through Jan. 19, 2015.