A Christmas Carol Sensory-Friendly Performance
By Charles Dickens
Adapted by David Thompson
Directed by Adam Immerwahr
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 28, 2018
Venue Matthews Theatre
Run Time 2 hours with a 20 minute intermission
Follow Ebenezer Scrooge on a magical journey through Christmas past, present, and future and watch as our entire community—including 35 members from the greater Princeton area—brings this story to life around you! This exciting production will usher you into the spirit of the season with all the joy, wonder, and generosity that Scrooge himself discovers. Share the happiness of Dickens' perennial masterpiece and join us in celebrating this McCarter tradition with your friends and entire family.
About Sensory-Friendly Performances
Sensory-friendly performances provide a performing arts experience that is welcoming to all individuals who are diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder or other sensitivity issues and their families.
At a sensory-friendly performance, the play is performed at the same high quality as always, with the light and sound levels adjusted slightly to create a more sensory-sensitive environment. Volunteers are on hand to assist parents and caregivers, a family restroom is available, and there are designated activity and quiet areas in the lobby. Sensory-friendly performances are a “shush-free” zone where patrons are free to talk and leave their seats throughout the performance, as well as bring their own snacks, fidgets, and communications devices with them to their seats.
Most of all, a sensory-friendly performance is a judgement-free environment, where all are welcome to enjoy the performance in whatever way makes the experience work for them.
If you are wondering whether a sensory-friendly performance is the right fit for you and your family, please call our Ticket Office at 609.258.2787 for more information.
There are no handling fees for this performance.
As of March 1, the shuttle between the train station and McCarter is no longer running.
The Dinky train service from Princeton Junction to Princeton is suspended until Spring 2019. NJ Transit is providing substitute bus service. Buses will depart Princeton station 15 minutes prior to the scheduled train departure time. View updated bus schedule.
McCarter Theatre Center is one of six theatres participating in the Audience (R)Evolution Cohort Grants program, funded by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and administered by Theatre Communications Group, the national organization for the professional not-for-profit American theatre.
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