(Rollinsford, NH) - The Garrison Players are presenting a Charles Dickens classic in an "old time live radio show" format.

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Cricket on the Hearth is described as "a charming Christmas story about love and loyalty overcoming adversity".

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The 8-member cast will dress in period costumes as they present the classic just as was done in the days before television, when families sat around the living room radio to hear live theater. Cast members will will also provide the sound effects , using coconut shells to portray hoof beats and a a straw to blow bubbles into a glass of water to portray.......I don't know what!  But it's cool.

The show is directed by Judi Currie, who has a background in both theater and radio.

Admission to the first weekend performances (December 8, 9 & 10) is free with the donation of a non-perishable item to benefit the local food pantry. Seating will be on a first come, first served basis.

For details, visit the Garrison Players website.