Believing theatre should not only entertain but also educate, Theatre In The Park's Ira David Wood III reinvigorated the community by creating a place in Raleigh, N.C., where people could enjoy everything from Shakespeare to contemporary plays and Broadway-worthy premieres.

One of David's most beloved productions is his original comedy version of A Christmas Carol. A holiday tradition for Raleigh, he's had the honor of playing Scrooge since its inception more than 40 years ago.

Learn more about David here.

Keep an eye on Theatre In The Park's upcoming show schedule here.