WAYNE — The Cary Memorial Library will present “In the Company of Mr. Dickens” by Andrew Harris at 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 24, at the Williams House, 14 Old Winthrop Road.

“A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens is as popular today as it was when first published more than 160 years ago. Other works by Dickens have taken more of a backseat, but the dark days of winter are an ideal time to discover some of his lesser-known stories.

Harris, an experienced actor and director, will share facts and insight into the literary rock star of the Victorian age and read excerpts from his work.

Harris is a British citizen and Maine resident who graduated from the University of London and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Trained as an actor/educator, he worked as an education associate with London and regional theaters, as an advisory teacher in schools and colleges, and as a theater-in-education lecturer.

He has been director for a number of arts centers and arts agencies, including L/A Arts in Lewiston. He has appeared on stage at various local theaters, including Portland Stage Company and The Public Theatre, and has acted on film with the History Channel. He was associated with Portland Stage Company for more than 12 years, most recently serving as production manager, affiliate artist and education associate. He is the executive and artistic director of Deertrees Theatre in Harrison. In November, he was the guest director for the production of “Our Town” at the University of Southern Maine.

A reception with light refreshments will follow the program.

Admission is free, but seating is limited. The snow date is Feb. 7.

FMI, reserve a seat: 207-685-3754.


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