Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations

Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations | Jan 26-28 & Feb 2-4, 2016

Based on the Novel by Charles Dickens; Adapted and Directed by Joel Sass

Recommended Grade Level: 7-12

The Setting: Victorian England

Suggested Areas of Study and Discussion: Novels of Charles Dickens: A Tale of Two Cities, Oliver Twist, A Christmas Carol, Adaptation, British Literature, Victorian Art and Dickens, The Class Structure of Victorian England, Theatre, Ensemble Creation, Devised Work

The Story:

As a boy, Pip meets an escaped convict, a reclusive widow, and a feisty orphan, and these encounters change his life in ways he can’t imagine. When he comes into unexpected riches, Pip begins the gentleman’s life he has always dreamed of; however, he soon realizes the price of his aspirations. This brand new adaptation of Dickens’ beloved novel is a thrilling combination of sound, music, and imagery that give new relevance to Dickens’ unforgettable characters. Following our 2011 season hit Oliver Twist, director Joel Sass brings his dynamic, visionary style to the bright and dark sides of ambition, class, and love. Treat your students to this glorious re-imagining of an important tale for a new generation.

Student Tickets: $14
Chaperone Tickets: One free for every 20 students (Additional chaperones $14)

Performance Length: 2 ½ hours (Including Intermission)

Location: Park Square’s Proscenium Stage

sponsored by:

Ruth Easton Fund

produced with special support from Ron and Marghe Tabar

Study Guideview/download PDF

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The guides contain plot summary, character information, and activities and articles that help establish the historical, literary and cultural context of the play. Study Guides are designed to be classroom-ready, allowing educators to duplicate materials for easy distribution to students.

mid-morning matinees – call for times

For reservations:

Please contact Quinn Shadko
Phone: 651.291.9196

Student Matinee Ticket Pricing

Student Tickets: $14

Chaperone Tickets: One free for every 20 students (Additional chaperones $14)

  • To assist you with your planning we can divide your school’s invoice into two easy payments.*
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 *dependent on time of booking

For reservations:

Please contact Quinn Shadko
Phone: 651.291.9196

Performance Calendar:

mid-morning matinees – call for times


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