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NHS Troupe Will Play Dickens For Laughs

Norwalk High School will be the setting for the holiday spoof "A Christmas Twist," a wacky convergence of Dickens' "Oliver Twist" and "A Christmas Carol."

The satire was first staged by the Chicago comedy troupe The Illigitimate Players. Norwalk High's production will be performed by the school's Comedy Players on Nov. 22 and 23 at 7:30 p.m. in the NHS Auditorium.

The play is billed as is a wild satire of Dickensian excesses about Christmas and poor people and the rich people who don't care about them.

"This comedy takes the traditional story and tosses it on its Dickensian ear," said director and teacher Susan Pettibone. "Fagin, Scrooge, Tiny Twist and Little Artful Annie all compete for laughs in this irresistible comic concoction. It's a celebration of irreverence for anyone who finds the holiday season a grueling experience."

Forty Norwalk High students are participating in the play, which began rehearsals in September. General admission tickets for all shows are $10 for adults, $5 for students. Tickets are available at the door.

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