Famed English author celebrated on campus stage

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Five Nights season finale features theatrical portrayal of Charles Dickens travels in Ohio

The Ohio State University at Marion welcomes British actor Roger Jerome’s one man show to Morrill Hall
Auditorium, Thursday, May 8, 7:30 p.m.  Jerome’s historical and entertaining portrayal highlights author Charles Dickens’ little known travels through the Buckeye state

Charles Dickens was the most famous living writer of his time. A Tale of Two Cities, David Copperfield, and A Christmas Story made him a literary star. In 1842, Dickens embarked on a journey to America and having traveled the length of the Ohio River, he disembarked at Cincinnati and began a journey covering much of the state of Ohio. He traveled to Lebanon and Columbus, then on to Delaware, Upper Sandusky (through Marion), and on to Tiffin and Sandusky on Lake Erie. British actor Roger Jerome’s one-man show covers Dickens’ experiences in Ohio with the added bonus of 1840s American music. 

All performances begin at 7:30 p.m. in Morrill Hall Auditorium. Doors open at 7 p.m. All tickets are general seating.  For ticket information call 740-725-6253 or 740-725-6340.  Tickets are available in advance or at the door, the night of the event.  Ticket prices are $10 general admission, $9 seniors, $8 Marion campus faculty & staff, $4 for all students.

Five Nights on Campus is a performing arts series designed specifically for the residents of the seven-county regional service area of Ohio State Marion and is intended to complement the other entertainment opportunities available in the area. This series features a variety of performance styles, with an opportunity for the audience to meet with artists at a reception at the end of each evening. The mission of Five Nights on Campus is to provide exceptional and diverse cultural and educational opportunities and to encourage the community to be a part of campus life.