I have written about Jim Forsell several times. Jim is a great guy, with a good sense of humor and he is a loyal fan of the Cubs.
Jim is also a fan of Charles Dickens. He read Dickens’s novel David Copperfield when he was 12 years old and was hooked. He is a member of the International Dickens Fellowship and has been a member of the Philadelphia Fellowship for the last seven years.
Jim has taken his passion for Dickens and formed it into Charles Dickens Superstar. He uses his vast knowledge, unique insight and humor to lead the audience through a multi-media performance presentation, which includes stories, pictures, videos and music. It is an entertaining and educating romp through all things Dickens.
I am highly intrigued by one particular part of the presentation. Jim assembled his "All Dickens" baseball team. I am guessing Oliver Twist at second base is because of his nimbleness, but I could be wrong. I have no idea why Nicholas Nickleby is at third base, but I am not up on Charles Dickens (which is why I need to see this work). I wonder who else is on this team.
For more information on Jim and his work of love, check out CharlesDickensSuperstar.com. Even the website is entertaining!
As I wrote earlier, Jim is a big fan of the Cubs. He recently met Billy Goat owner Sam Sianis. Will this historic meeting help put the Cubs back on the road to "Great Expectations" (sorry Jim)?
Jim Forsell and Sam Sianis in Chicago, IL-March 2013.