May 23, 2021
Charles Dickens: Home on the Range
Charles Dickens never made it to Texas on his tours to the United States, but pioneer Texians certainly read his novels, and his novels still provide striking commentary on Texas history—from the Revolution to the present day. From 1845 to 1855—from imminent statehood to the opening of the first telegraph office, from A Christmas Carol to Hard Times—we examine the influence of Dickens on the Lone Star State. The evening will consist of both a lecture and performance written and compiled by Francesca Christian, Ev Lunning, and Derek Webster.
Come join us on our front lawn and enjoy delicious cocktails from our sponsor, Still Austin. This performance will be in person only, and we can’t wait to see everyone live!