November 2014 NewsFlash

Tickets On Sale Nov. 1 for “Christmas Carol” Reading at Grey Towers

MILFORD, PA – Tickets will go on sale on November 1 for the popular annual holiday program, A Christmas Carol, at Grey Towers National Historic Site, 122 Old Owego Turnpike, Milford, PA. The dramatic presentation will be offered on Saturday Dec. 6 at 11 am and at 4 pm and on Sunday Dec. 7 at 1 pm.

Tickets are $20 each and can be purchased on line at or by mail with a check to Grey Towers Heritage Association, PO Box 188, Milford, PA, 18337. Because of the limited number of tickets, no reservations can be held without payment. All ticket purchases are non-refundable.

The dramatic presentations kick off a two week special holiday tour season at Grey Towers. Guided tours of all three floors of the mansion, beautifully decorated for the season by the US Forest Service and the Milford Garden Club, are offered at 1 pm and 3 pm every day from Monday Dec. 8 through Saturday Dec. 20. Unique items in the Grey Towers gift shop are offered with a holiday discount during this time period.

Now in its 33nd year, “A Christmas Carol” dramatic reading will be performed by Joe Plummer Jr., founder and director of ‘Gotta Kid To Feed Productions,’ a digital media company, and Therese Plummer, an actor and award winning voice over artist living and working in New York City. Both are the children of Joe Plummer Sr. of Delaware, who performed the readings for the first 30 years and recently retired.

Joe Plummer Jr. has been creating smart, expertly crafted video content for brands and individuals for a long time. After cutting his teeth in network television (truTV, Food Network, HGTV) Joe decided to create a digital media company that let him create the kind of work he liked most -- so he headed out on his own. Excited to see how the web based media world was exploding Joe began to create his own brand of comic content designed to engage viewers and drive traffic organically. In their first year Gotta Kid to Feed Productions and their creative team has been able to secure an official Webby Award nomination as well as significant press placements for both their content and brands. Joe currently has two full comedy series in production, as well as the viral web series Real Actors Read Yelp.

Therese Plummer is an actor and award winning voice over artist living and working in New York City. Favorite roles to date include TV: Rose Nerrick, The Good Wife, Andy in Law and Order SVU. Stage: Celebrity Row; New York Theatre Workshop, Under Tillage, The Irish Repertory Theatre. Off-off Broadway credits include The Vagina Monologues, Suzanne in Twilight of the Gold’s and Madeline in the Award Winning Samuel French Short play The Sweet Room. Comedy Credits include Improv at Upright Citizens Brigade and Stand-up at Caroline’s Comedy Club. Therese also performed her one woman show, Ribbons Undone, at the Here Arts Center. Therese is an award winning narrator of audio books and records for, Recorded Books, John Marshall Media and Duart. As an adolescent counselor, Therese spent five years utilizing Drama therapy techniques in individual and group settings before moving to New York. She shares a passion of creating, helping and entertaining and feels incredibly lucky to do all three.

Dramatic readings were a popular form of entertainment when Grey Towers was occupied by the Pinchot family in the late 1800s through mid-twentieth century. The US Forest Service and Grey Towers Heritage Association re-create these literary programs with readings and dramatizations.

For more information on this and other holiday events at Grey Towers, call 570-296-9630 or visit the website at

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