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Feb 15, 2012


Performance by native Somerville actor, Albert Cremin, to mark Charles Dickens’ birthday. Event is free thanks to funding from Friends of the SPL.

SOMERVILLE - The Somerville Public Library invites all interested residents to attend a unique birthday celebration in honor of Charles Dickens, who would have been 200 this year.  In honor of the literary giant, the Central Branch Library, at 79 Highland Ave., will host a performance by Somerville actor, director, choreographer and teacher, Albert Cremin, entitled, Introducing Mr. Charles Dickens.  The event will be held on Sunday, February 19th from 2:30 - 3:30pm.  The program is recommended for residents ages 10 and older.  Refreshments will be served.

"Charles Dickens' works, including A Tale of Two Cities, Great Expectations, and A Christmas Carol transcend time, language, and culture," said Library Director, Maria Carpenter.  "Throughout the world, his writings remain a major influence. It is a great pleasure to host a special program featuring actor Albert Cremin who plays Mr. Dickens."

Mr. Cremin, a veteran actor and Somerville native, has had an extensive career as an actor, director, choreographer, writer, night club entertainer, comic, producer, and teacher. He has performed Introducing Mr. Charles Dickens for over 20 years in the Boston area, New York City, and Connecticut. For this special event, he will be offering selections from Captain Boldheart and David Copperfield.

The event is free thanks to generous support by the Friends of the Somerville Public Library.