CLARKS SUMMIT — Summit University will kick off the holiday season with two weekends filled with theatre and music to put guests in the Christmas spirit.
The theatre department will present a retelling of the holiday favorite “A Christmas Carol” at 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday Dec 3, 4 and 5, with a matinee performance at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5. in the Phelps Student Center.
Audiences love the familiar story of “A Christmas Carol” from the novella by Charles Dickens. However, this production has a unique spin, which shows how the potential for Scrooge-like attitudes and monumental transformation exists in every one of us.
“The adaptation is unique,” said Dr. Brian Maxwell, director, in a news release. “Eight actors play all of the characters, and all eight actors play the role of Scrooge at one time during the show. The story is the same, but the way it’s told is very interactive.”
Then during the next weekend, the historic Murphy Memorial Library will be the setting for a musical performance celebrating the joy and beauty of Christ’s birth. Nearly 60 students will take the stage in two choirs and solo performances. The audience will join in the singing of two classic carols and a few instrumental pieces will be played on the harpsichord.
The concert, titled “Light Eternal,” will be held at 7 p.m.Friday and Saturday, Dec. 11 and 12, with a matinee performance at 3 p.m. Dec. 12.
Tickets for each performance are $8 and are available at SummitU.edu/events or by calling 570-585-9000.