Feb 15, 2012
SOMERVILLE LIBRARY TO HOST CELEBRATION, PERFORMANCE FOR DICKENS’ 200th BIRTHDAY
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
"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.