COOKEVILLE – A holiday classic is coming to the Cookeville Performing Arts Center stage: Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol.”
The one-man show, presented by professional storyteller Tim Lowry of South Carolina, will take place Dec. 15 at 2 p.m. Tickets are on sale now.
“Taking the opportunity to relax and enjoy festive Christmas cheer with friends and family is so important when faced with a busy holiday schedule,” Beth Thompson, Cookeville museums manager, said. “‘A Christmas Carol’ really helps to remind us that Christmas is about friends, family and love.”
Lowry is no stranger to Cookeville, as he was the headlining storyteller during Storyfest in the Park in 2018. For “A Christmas Carol,” he’ll be dressed in elaborate Victorian attire.
“Tim really invokes the spirit of Mr. Dickens with his quick wit, rapid-fire delivery and a flair for the dramatic,” Thompson said. “He personifies the ghosts of Christmases past, present and future, along with Ebenezer Scrooge and Tiny Tim. They all will take the CPAC stage for this memorable performance.”
Lowry’s love for show business began at age 6. Waiting for his big break, he filled his childhood with performance opportunities, which included being cast as Ebenezer Scrooge in a second grade production of “A Christmas Carol.”
He said he’s excited to be coming to Cookeville and noted that it brings him closer to a significant number of performances.
“This year, I will match Dickens’ record of 127 performances,” he said. “That big deal performance will be in Summerville on Dec. 22.”
“A Christmas Carol” is a fundraiser for Friends of the Cookeville History Museum,” Thompson said. “Our hometown museum belongs to everyone, and its main goals are to offer free family events and fun, as well as tours, research and preserving local history. Your financial assistance goes a long way toward reaching those ideals and to help make sure events and programs are accessible to all.”
Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for seniors and students. They may be purchased at the CPAC Box Office or www.cpactn.com.
This performance is suitable for ages 10 and up.
“Arrive early,” Thompson said. “Patrons will enjoy festive holiday refreshments before the performance.”