Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol opens Thursday at Mount Union

The University of Mount Union Department of Theater will present “Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol” at 7:30 p.m. on November 19, 20 and 21 and at 2 p.m. on November 22 in Brush Performance Hall of the Giese Center for the Performing Arts.

Directed by Kevin P. Kern, assistant professor and chair of the Department of Theatre at Mount Union, “Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol” will feature Dan Wilson Davis as Ebenezer Scrooge. Davis will be Mount Union’s Eckler lecturer at 6 p.m. on Thursday, November 19 in the Gallaher Black Box Theatre in the Giese Center for the Performing Arts. Davis will give a short lecture and guests are encouraged to stay for his performance as Scrooge following the lecture in Brush Performance Hall.

For more than 30 years, Davis has been a professional actor, writer and director. Some of Davis’ appearances include Groucho Marx in “It’s Top Secret,” a musical written by Davis and his writing partner Stephen Muro; Harry MacAfee in “Bye-Bye Birdie directed by Kevin P. Kern, Mayor Shinn in “The Music Man” and Herman in “Sweet Charity.”His work in feature films includes “The Westing Game,” “Lying in Wait” and “Hidalgo.” Also a television actor, Davis’ guest appearances include “Suite Life of Zack and Cody,” “18 Wheels of Justice,” “Pacific Blue” and “Recipe for Disaster.” In addition, Davis been featured in more than 100 television commercials including Big Lots and Little Caesars and Toyota. Davis’ career highlights include guest directing at Yale University and writing a book for “I Got Merman” at the Rich Forum Theatre. As a writer, Davis has been honored with a Daytime Emmy Award; a Telly Award and a Los Angeles Artistic Directors Award. He has also been a staff writer on the Fox Network.

The Eckler Lecture is free and open to the public. Tickets for the production of “Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol” are $12 general admission; $10 for seniors and veterans; free for students, faculty and staff and $3 for children 12 and under. To purchase tickets, visit mountunion.edu/boxoffice.