Fri. Jun 14th, 2024


  • Photo courtesy Phantasmagoria

Orlando’s own “Victorian horror” troupe, Phantasmagoria, is ringing in the holidays with online performances that indulge in a forgotten Christmas tradition of the past: telling ghost stories.

There are three performances left. All are free (Phantasmagoria’s gift to you) and will stream live on the troupe’s Facebook Live page.

So if you’re looking for a creepy spin on the holidays to enjoy in the comfort of your own home, Phantasmagoria has got you covered with distinctive retellings of holiday offerings by Charles Dickens, Oscar Wilde and more.

Your hosts, Byron and Cimorene, will guide you through stories, fire performance, poetry and — in the spirit of radio drama — a serialization of Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, a Ghost Story of Christmas (the actual subtitle of the original story, which is handy).

There are three performances remaining:

8 p.m., Sunday, Dec 20
8 p.m., Thursday, De. 24
8 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 27

The ghosts of Christmas past, present and future have nothing on these local ghouls.


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