WAYNE — The Cary Memorial Library will present Andrew Harris in the Company of Mr. Dickens at 4 p.m. Sunday Jan. 24, at the Williams House, 14 Old Winthrop Road. Snow date: 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 7.

Admission is free, but seating is limited. To reserve a seat, or for information about cancellation due to weather, call Jane Andrews at 685 3754.

“A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens, is as popular today as it was when first published, well over 160 years ago. Other works by Dickens have taken more of a backseat.

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.

He is a British citizen and Maine resident, graduated from the University of London and the Guildhall School of Music & Drama. Trained as an actor/educator, he worked as an education associate with London and regional theatres, an advisory teacher in schools and colleges, and a Theatre-in-Education lecturer. He has been director for a number of arts centers and arts agencies, including LA Arts in Lewiston.

Harris 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 & artistic director of Deertrees Theatre in Harrison, Maine.

In November, he was the guest director for a USM production of “Our Town”.

A reception featuring light refreshments will follow the program.


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