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Manual Cinema’s Christmas Carol

Friday, December 4, 2020 - Sunday, December 13, 2020

$20 – $28
Manual Cinema A Christmas Carol

An avowed holiday skeptic, Aunt Trudy has been recruited to channel her late husband Joe’s famous Christmas cheer. From the isolation of her studio apartment, she reconstructs his annual “Christmas Carol” puppet show–over a Zoom call while the family celebrates Christmas Eve under lockdown. But as Trudy becomes more absorbed in her own version of the story, the puppets take on a life of their own, and the family’s call transforms into a stunning cinematic adaptation of Dickens’s classic ghost story. 

In this world-premiere online event, the Chicago-based, world-renowned interdisciplinary performance collective, Manual Cinema, takes on Charles Dickens’s holiday classic, A Christmas Carol, with a visually inventive adaptation made specifically for audiences of all ages this holiday season. Purdue Convocations audience’s may remember their delight in Manual Cinema’s remarkable production, Lula Del Ray, at Elliott Hall in March of 2016. 

Each showing of Manual Cinema’s Christmas Carol will be performed LIVE from Manual Cinema’s Chicago studio each night, but you’ll enjoy it from the comfort of your own home. It will be told with hundreds of paper puppets, miniatures, silhouettes, and a live original sound score in an imaginative re-invention of a cherished holiday tradition.

Manual Cinema's Christmas Carol


How many tickets do I need to get for my friends & family?
This performance is priced for your household. Whether you watch it by yourself or with your family of four, one household ticket covers your viewing experience.

Can I purchase tickets for my friends or family members?
Absolutely. Within 24 hours of the performance, you will receive a link for each ticket that you purchase sent to the email address used when purchasing your tickets. The link can easily be shared with your friends and family, however each link can also be utilized once and only pulled up on one screen.

What do I need to watch Manual Cinema’s Christmas Carol? Manual Cinema's Christmas Carol
We recommend the following for the best experience:

  1. A desktop or laptop computer
  2. A stable internet connection
  3. Connecting your computer to a television for a better shared, family experience

How do I view Manual Cinema’s Christmas Carol?
Christmas Carol is best viewed on a desktop or laptop computer with a minimum 10″ screen. If available, connecting your computer to your television through an Apple TV, Amazon Firestick or other such device would make for a great viewing experience.

Browser compatibility: No restrictions at this time.

What happens if I arrive late to the show?
The performance is being performed live every night from Chicago. If you arrive late, you simply risk missing a portion of the performance.






Friday, December 4, 2020
Sunday, December 13, 2020
$20 – $28
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West Lafayette, IN 47907 United States


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