For Immediate Release                      Contact:   Gail Towns              or           Tara Strickland
                                                                                   732.987.2266                          732.987.2291
                                                                                    gtowns@georgian.edu         tstrickland@georgian.edu

GCU Welcomes Back 1939 Radio Reenactment of “A Christmas Carol”

Professional Performers Bring Dickens’ Classic to Life

Lakewood, N.J., Nov. 18, 2009—Can’t get enough of Scrooge on the stage or in the theater? Catch a reenactment of a 1939 radio presentation of Charles Dickens’ classic A Christmas Carol. Travel back in time to a radio studio during the Great Depression and listen as Scrooge and his timeless tale are transmitted into millions of homes across America. The show is presented by St. George Productions, the creators of GCU’s Biographies from The Court series, and performances are offered at 10:00 a.m., Noon, and 2:00 p.m. each day from Friday, December 4, through Sunday, December 6, in the Little Theatre on GCU’s Lakewood campus. Tickets are $10 per person in advance or $15 at the door; reservations are required by calling 732.987.2263 or e-mailing specialevents@georgian.edu.

While you’re on campus, check out Georgian Court University’s Second Annual Victorian Christmas Festival and Gift Boutique from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Friday, December 4, through Sunday, December 6, in the Casino Auditorium. As you shop for unique gifts and crafts from over 30 vendors and artisans at the gift boutique and craft fair, you’ll also enjoy the musical and artistic talents of GCU students, faculty, and staff and local community groups. The festival is free and open to the public; no reservations are required.

Founded in 1908 and sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, Georgian Court University is a comprehensive university with a strong liberal arts core and a special concern for women. A forward-thinking university that supports diversity and academic excellence, Georgian Court serves over 3,100 students of all faiths and backgrounds in a residential Women's College and a coeducational University College with undergraduate and graduate programs. Georgian Court's main campus is located at 900 Lakewood Avenue, Lakewood, N.J., on the picturesque former George Jay Gould estate, now named a National Historic Landmark. Georgian Court also offers classes at its site at 90 Woodbridge Center Drive in Woodbridge, at Coastal Communiversity in Wall, and at Cumberland County College in Vineland.

# # #


© Georgian Court University • 900 Lakewood Ave, Lakewood, NJ 08701 (Best address for GPS is 517 Ninth Street, Lakewood, NJ 08701) • 800·458·8422