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Hartford Stage Given Elaborate 'Christmas Carol' Window Display

Hartford Stage Given Elaborate 'Christmas Carol' Window Display

“A Christmas Carol” is on the stage — and in the windows — of Hartford Stage. An elaborate diorama-style display that originally graced the storefront of the landmark Marshall Field & Company department store in Chicago in 1939 has been given to the theater. It’s a Victorian London street scene from Dickens’ “Christmas Carol” story, populated with gentlemen, wastrels, musicians and ragamuffins.

The display was given to the theater by Joy and Bill Kelleher of the Special Joys Doll and Toy shop in Coventry. It had previously resided in the now-defunct Yesteryears museum in Sandwich, Mass. Hartford Stage’s props and electrical teams restored the artwork to its former...