Gerald Dickens – an actor, producer and the great-great-grandson of Charles Dickens – will perform “Doctor Marigold,” a one-man show based on an original public reading Charles Dickens gave during his 1867 tour of America, which stopped in Lowell. A favorite with the author’s Victorian audiences, “Doctor Marigold” tells the heartwarming story of a traveling salesman who adopts a young deaf girl as his friend and companion.
The show will be simultaneously interpreted into American Sign Language. Presented by UMass Lowell and the Perkins School for the Blind, the performance is part of Dickens in Lowell, a seven-month celebration of the author’s life, work and his travels in Lowell and throughout America. Tickets are $5 for students and seniors and $10 for all others at the door or through www.brownpapertickets.com. Gerald Dickens will autograph books after the show. For more, visit www.uml.edu/dickens.