|April 7, 2010|
Ghost of Christmas Past to spring up on campus Monday
The Ghost of Christmas Past will make a rare spring appearance when the College stages a public reading of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 12 in the Nott Memorial.
The reading is the culmination of a current exhibit at Schaffer Library, “Dickens in America,” which chronicles Dickens’ two celebrated tours, in 1842 and 1867-68.
The springtime reading of the popular holiday classic will commemorate Dickens’ own rousing public performance when he appeared at Tweddle Hall in Albany in March 1868.
After the reading, the College will host a reception in the library featuring refreshments inspired by recipes published by Dickens’ wife, Catherine.
The reading is free and open to the campus community, but a ticket is required. A limited number of tickets are available by calling the Yulman Theatre Box Office at 388-6545 between 12:30 and 1:30 p.m. Monday to Friday.
The program, featuring Union students and faculty, is directed by Patricia Culbert, senior artist-in-residence with the Theater and Dance Department. Jim Underwood, the Chauncey Winters Research Professor of Political Science Emeritus, will narrate.
Other performers include Peter Heinegg, professor of English (Scrooge); Brian Hauser, assistant professor of English (Marley); Catherine Elliot, international exchange student (Christmas Past); Tom McFadden, College librarian (Christmas Present); Joey Abate ’12 (male voices); and Meredith Fierro ’13 (female voices).
To read more about the exhibit, click here.