Dan Wilson Davis is 2015 Eckler Lecturer
November 06, 2015
ALLIANCE, Ohio – Dan Wilson Davis, a professional actor, writer and director, will present the Eckler Lecture at 6 p.m. on Thursday, November 19 in the Gallaher Black Box Theatre in the Giese Center for the Performing Arts.
The lecture will be presented as a moderated discussion, with Kevin P. Kern, assistant professor and chair of the Department of Theatre at Mount Union, acting as moderator. The lecture is being held in conjunction with the Mount Union Department of Theatre’s performance of “Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol.” The lecture is free and open to the public.
For more than 30 years, Davis has been a professional actor, writer and director. Some of Davis’ appearances include Groucho Marx in “It’s Top Secret,” a musical written by Davis and his writing partner Stephen Muro; Harry MacAfee in “Bye-Bye Birdie directed by Kevin P. Kern, Mayor Shinn in “The Music Man” and Herman in “Sweet Charity.”His work in feature films includes “The Westing Game,” “Lying in Wait” and “Hidalgo.” Also a television actor, Davis’ guest appearances include “Suite Life of Zack and Cody,” “18 Wheels of Justice,” “Pacific Blue” and “Recipe for Disaster.” In addition, Davis been featured in more than 100 television commercials including Big Lots and Little Caesars and Toyota. Davis’ career highlights include guest directing at Yale University and writing a book for “I Got Merman” at the Rich Forum Theatre. As a writer, Davis has been honored with a Daytime Emmy Award; a Telly Award and a Los Angeles Artistic Directors Award. He has also been a staff writer on the Fox Network.
Tickets for the production of “Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol” are $12 general admission; $10 for seniors and veterans; free for students, faculty and staff and $3 for children 12 and under. To purchase tickets, visit mountunion.edu/boxoffice.
About the Eckler Lecture
The Eckler Lecture in Literature and Drama was established in 1981 through an endowment given by Mr. John A. and Mrs. Dorothy (Nelson ’29) Cummins in appreciation of the many years of service to the community and Mount Union by the Ecklers. Dr. Eric A. and Mrs. Mary Eckler were long-time faculty members in the Department of Education at the institution.