Simpich Showcase Presents A Christmas Carol on Strings; Charles Dickens as Puppeteer Brings Story to Life

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Simpich Grandstand of Colorado Springs is participating in the global festival of the bicentenary of the introduction of Charles Dickens by facilitating a one of a kind occasion celebration. The workmanship focus, which houses a theater, exhibition hall and display, is coming full circle its four month recognition with a special theater creation of Dickens\’ A Christmas Tune, including puppeteer David Simpich in the part of Charles Dickens himself. Celebration participants will likewise have the capacity to share in various extraordinary exercises including displays, recitations and workshops planned to highlight the life and work of Britain\’s incredible Victorian author.

The celebration was the brainchild of David and Debby Simpich, who met on a voyage through Britain thirty years back and together went to London\’s Doughty Road Dickens Exhibition hall on their first date. "Our shared appreciation for the creator\’s incredible stories and characters truly struck up a friendship," said David. The couple was hitched a year later and as David started his vocation in doll manikin theater, the works of Dickens persistently served as motivation. A Christmas Tune (1987) was his first of three Dickens adjustments and this performance translation was exhibited every year in Colorado Springs all through the 1990s, with seven of those years at the noteworthy Broadmoor Lodging. Simpich\’s adjustment of the story has gotten the UNIMA USA Reference of Brilliance, the most astounding honor in North American puppetry.

"Debby and I believed Dickens\’ two hundredth birthday year was an awesome chance to truly feature his extraordinary legacy as an author," said Simpich. "And of every one of his stories, A Christmas Hymn keeps on embodying his voice as a social reformer, humorist, philanthropic and genuine aesthetic virtuoso. By depicting him in front of an audience as puppeteer, I have possessed the capacity to incorporate a lot of his superb portrayals and bits of knowledge as he brings his \”Tune\” to life." The play highlights a cast of more than 20 hand cut dolls including Ebenezer Penny pincher, Sway Cratchit, Modest Tim and the Phantom of Jacob Marley.

David includes, "We trust the unique occasions and exercises we\’ve arranged encompassing the exhibitions will likewise add to the revelation and valuation for the writer\’s ability and the effect his works keep on have." The Dickens Parlor at Simpich Grandstand will be open each execution date and elements Dickensian displays and occasion treats for theater supporters. The theater will likewise have preshow recitations on Dickens\’ life and work and unique puppetry workshops and backstage visits.

Occasion Points of interest:

The Dickens Celebration at Simpich Feature Exhibits A Christmas Tune

November 14 through December 31, 2012

Exhibitions: 7pm Fridays (through Dec. 21); 2:30pm Saturdays, Sundays & Wednesdays. Extra 2:30 pm Appears: Tuesday, Dec. 18, Thurs. Dec. 27, Fri. Dec. 28, and Mon., Dec. 24 & 31.

The Dickens Parlor opens each execution date one hour before show time.

All exhibitions at Simpich Grandstand, 2413 West Colorado Road, Colorado Springs, CO 80904


Individuals from the media may get two complimentary goes to any execution amid the celebration and (restricted) backstage goes to be utilized instantly taking after a few exhibitions. Reservations ought to be made ahead of time by reaching the Simpich Grandstand Film industry at (719) 465-2492. If it\’s not too much trouble introduce I.D. at Film industry on execution date. Finish execution data is accessible at

Overall population:

In the custom of European Manikin Theater, Simpich exhibitions are expected for grown-up and family gatherings of people. For more than 20 years, Simpich Doll groups of onlookers have been 80% grown-up. All exhibitions are suggested for grown-ups and school age kids. Length and substance is not proper or proposed for preschoolers.


Tickets go from $12 to $15 and are accessible online at and at Simpich Grandstand Film industry: (719) 465-2492.

Simpich Grandstand, Doll Theater, Historical center & Display, 2413 West Colorado Road, Colorado Springs, CO 80904, (719) 465-2492,

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