DCCA to present ‘A Christmas Carol’


Staff report



GREENVILLE — Darke County Center for the Arts will present Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol at Henry St. Clair Memorial Hall in Greenville on Saturday, Dec. 17 at 8 p.m.

According to DCCA Artistic Director Keith Rawlins, the beloved tale of redemption and joy will be performed by the National Touring Company of the North County Center for the Arts, which has been providing award-winning theater for nearly 30 years.

“This production features first-class professional actors, lush costumes, and stunning sets, as well as traditional carols and a timeless message,” Rawlins stated. “DCCA is thrilled to be able to bring this delightful and entertaining show to our community; A Christmas Carol provides the perfect vehicle to fill audiences of all ages with the true spirit of the season.”

The second production of DCCA’s 2016-17 Artists Series season, A Christmas Carol stars Scott H. Severance as miserly Ebenezer Scrooge; Severance, who also directs the show, says that Dickens’ classic tale, first published in 1843, presents unforgettable contrasting images of darkness and despair, light and joy, and was one of the greatest influences rejuvenating the old Christmas traditions of England. DCCA officials stated that this presentation brings musical theatre to their performing arts schedule, something often requested by patrons but difficult to present in the space offered at St. Clair Memorial Hall, while at the same time appropriately celebrating the holiday season through the arts.

A Christmas Carol is sponsored by Greenville National Bank and Rodney Oda. Additionally, the Ohio Arts Council helped fund this program with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans. DCCA also receives funding from the Harry D. and Esther Stephens Memorial, Ketrow Foundation, and Lydia E. Schaurer Memorial Trust Fund, as well as DCCA memberships.

Tickets for A Christmas Carol are $25 for adults and half-price for students, and can be purchased by contacting DCCA at 937-547-0908 or dcca@centerforarts.net, and at DCCA’s office located within Greenville Public Library as well as online at www.CenterForArts.net. If any remain by showtime, tickets will also be available at the door prior to the performance.

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Staff report