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Manual Cinema’s Christmas Carol

Friday, Dec. 10, 2021 - Saturday, Dec. 11, 2021

Premieres 7:45pm / Showtime 8pm / Enjoy this free Virtual Event from the comfort of your home!

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A FREE Convos gift to you for the holidays! Performed from their studio in Chicago and streamed to your home, this unique twist on the Charles Dickens classic features an original musical score, dramatic lighting, and over 100 paper puppets. Grab a hot cocoa and curl up to this new holiday classic.

Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol remains a holiday staple, its empathetic idea of a life well lived indelibly woven into our cultural fabric. In virtual performances from its Chicago studio, the visionary performance collective Manual Cinema reimagines this timeless tale for today, blending narrative enchantment with spot-on commentary about contemporary life. Using more than 100 paper puppets, an original musical score, dramatic lighting and a unique cast of performers, this story of Ebenezer Scrooge will transcend your screen. Convocations is proud to reprise this critically acclaimed 2020 performance filled with imagery that ranges from transfixing to touching and a show-within-a-show idea that introduces a clever twist on this cherished classic. This is a free Convos gift to you for the holidays! 



Support from

Old National Bank

Friends of Convos Endowment

Joanne Troutner

Currently, masks are required to be worn in ALL indoor spaces.

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