There was a large turnout for the Club meeting Wednesday to hear Ira David Wood III speak. In addition to many members bringing guests, we had our 2015 RYLA students from Millbrook and Sanderson high schools joining us for lunch.

Mr. Wood is the Founder & Executive Director of Raleigh’s Theater in the Park. He is best known for annually portraying Ebenezer Scrooge which celebrates its 41st year of consecutive production this December.

He is also the director of The Lost Colony, which has been performed since 1937 in an outdoor amphitheater located on the site of Sir Walter’s original colony. He spoke to the Club about the play and some of the memorable moments over the years.