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L.A. Theatre Works presents the award-winning Antaeus Company performing a Charles Dickens-ish mystery featuring the writer himself. Screenwriter Janet Dulan Jones and director Paul Lazarus collaborated on the engaging fantasy, a historic stage epic featuring Dickens as a young journalist working to uncover a dark conspiracy of arson and murder. Everywhere the Fleet Street scribbler turns in the colorful, chaotic London of the 1830s he bumps into the outsized personalities who will serve as models that will inspire the characters and stories he eventually transforms into iconic literary works.

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An exhilarating epic featuring the award winning Antaeus Company (Los Angeles' Classical Theater Ensemble) with 16 actors portraying more than 50 characters.

London in the 1830s, the most colorful and chaotic city in the world, and young journalist Charles Dickens is uncovering a dark conspiracy of arson and murder. A fanciful look at the man before he became the iconic author we know today.

©Janet Dulin Jones and Paul Lazarus; (P)2005 L.A. Theatre Works

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