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CORRECTION: Florida actors to present 'Dickens by Candlelight' in Evansville and Barrett

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Cast members Robin Olson and Monica Long Tamborello will perform in "Dickens by Candlelight" showing later this week in Barrett and Evansville. (Contributed)<br/>
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Editor's note: This story has been updated with the correct dates of the performances.

EVANSVILLE — An Orlando, Florida-based theater troupe will retell Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" in a new way in Barrett and Evansville later this week, and also work with high school acting students.

RS&C Productions will present "Dickens by Candlelight" hosted by Prairie Wind Players in Barrett at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 9 and Saturday, Dec. 10. It will also perform at the Railroad & 2nd Event Center in Evansville at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11, hosted by the Evansville Arts Coalition.

Instead of acting out "The Christmas Carol Story," Dickens by Candlelight, adapted by Robin Olson, is a three-person, interactive show. Tea and biscuits are included with ticket purchase.

The group, well-known members of the Orlando arts community, performed in Evansville last year. The experience prompted an expanded visit back to the area.

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In addition to performing publicly, the actors will be leading a workshop for high school actors from Brandon-Evansville and West Central Area schools on Thursday. Students from those schools and Morris Area Schools who are studying Dickens in class will also get to watch a special afternoon performance.

Tickets cost $15, which Prairie Wind Players said in a news release is significantly lower than the $45 price of a ticket in Orlando. A Lake Region Art Coalition grant has helped to lower the admission price, the release said.

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