A Christmas Carol With Charles Dickens
Based on Charles Dickens' own performance script.

December 8 - 18

December 10 SOLD OUT

Thursdays - Saturdays at 7:30, Sundays at 2:00
Additional performance Sunday, December 18 at 5:00

Tickets: Free/$20/$35

In his lifetime, Charles Dickens was famous for dramatic, one-man performances of his own work. (He was said to be so powerful a performer that women routinely fainted when he enacted the murder of Nancy Sykes in Oliver Twist.)

A holiday tradition for ISC, this production has been performed in the UK, France, Santa Barbara, The Huntington Library and Gardens in Pasadena, and private homes across Los Angeles.

This dramatic adaptation of A Christmas Carol was prepared by the author, Mr Dickens. Emendations were made by Mr Melville with the valued assistance of Miss Melissa Chalsma and Miss Jennifer Mefford.



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DAVID MELVILLE (Charles Dickens)
Co-founder of ISC,  he has directed many ISC productions, including the most recent ISC Studio production, A Midsummer Night's Dream. As an actor with ISC, he appeared in last summer’s Griffith Park Festival, he played Richard III and Stephano in The Tempest. In the Studio, he wrote and co-starred in Strange Eventful History, a condensed story that takes the audience through ten Shakespeare plays and 150 years of British war. For ISC he’s played Hamlet, Richard II, Iago, Macbeth, Henry V, Benedict, Friar Lawrence, Dr. Pinch, and Feste. He appeared in Discord by Scott Carter at the Geffen Playhouse, and London appearances include Hamlet (also Broadway) and Ivanov (both of which featured Ralph Fiennes), and Henry VI in The Wax King. TV and film: Lawrence of America, Ironclad, The Understudy, and Perfection. He trained at the Webber-Douglas Academy, London. David writes the music for many ISC productions including Richard III, Romeo & Juliet, numerous Dr. Pinch and the Pinchtones vaudeville shows, and the original musical, Red Barn.


ISC credits include: Titania in A Midsummer Night's Dream, Ariel in The Tempest, Margaret in Richard III, Desdemona in Othello, Marina in Pericles, and Viola inTwelfth Night. She has performed all over Los Angeles in such theaters as The Kirk Douglas Theatre, Theatre @ Boston Court, REDCAT, Highways Performance Space, and The Getty Villa. Her recent LA credits include: Paul Sand Presents: Kurt Weill at the Cuttlefish Hotel, The Actors’ Gang, The Temptation Of St. Antony with Four Larks Theatre (2015 Ovation Award for Best Ensemble), Purple Electric Play! with Machine Project, Prometheus Bound with CalArts Center for New Performance/ Getty Villa and Alcestis with Critical Mass Performance Group/Theatre@Boston Court. She received her MFA in Acting from CalArts and her BM in Vocal Performance from UCSC.