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Thursday, December 12, 2013

The Dickens Project Returns for a Second Year

It was just a year ago that StoryFest Events SL created The Dickens Project in celebration of the Bicentennial of Charles Dickens’ birth.  For 13 days in December of 2012 over 30 hours of live voice performances from the works of Charles Dickens were presented.  The performances focused on A Christmas Carol, but including other works from the author’s vast canon as well. The Project featured an interactive streetscape environment which served as a frame work for the performances.  “It is still really about the words,” said producer Caledonia Skytower.  The Project was a success, drawing audiences of all sizes and from all around the grid for the various presentations.

On Friday, December 13th The Dickens Project will open for a second year, this time on Cookie courtesy of Thinkerer Melville.  Opening weekend performances will feature the Avatar Repertory Theater, Klannex Northmead, and Ms. Skytower herself.  As the Project moves into its first week it will follow the successful model of last year, presenting one section of A Christmas Carol each day, live in voice, featuring the talents of Kayden Oconnell, Ixmal Supermarine, Dubhna Rhiadra, and Corwyn Allen among others.  Residents of Second Life can enjoy the text of Dickens’ classic Christmas Ghost Story in part, or in full, at any number of convenient times. 

In addition to the presentations of A Christmas Carol, this year’s project will feature interactive walk-through sections themed to Christmas Past, Christmas Present, and Christmas Yet to Come.  Also added after last year’s Project will be several sessions of “Other Works” and “Late Night” for residents in the Pacific time zones.  

The complete schedule is available online at the StoryFest SL website.  Check back often for updates, as the schedule will be subject to change, even once the Project starts.   All times SLT.

Opening weekend features …

Friday, December 13th - Opening Day

Noon - Dickens' Christmas Short Stories - Caledonia Skytower in Dickens Square
5pm - A Christmas Carol (an adaptation by Ada Radius) - Avatar Repertory Theater in Dickens Square

Sunday, December 15th

Noon - Other Works of Dickens: Chapter Ten from Little Dorrit "Containing the Whole Science of Government" with Klannex Northmead in Dickens Square

This year’s Dickens Project free to all SL residents, and is a benefit for War Child North America, who work towards the vision of a day when no child anywhere in the world will know war.


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