There weren’t a lot of Scrooges during the run of the Dallas Theater Center’s production of “A Christmas Carol” â€” other than the one onstage. The DTC collected money for the North Texas Food Bank during every performance, and when all was said and done, patrons donated in excess of $39,000. (The check above, held by the DTC gay artistic director, Kevin Moriarty and the food bank’s COO, Paul Wunderlich, reflected the amount raised before the final performance.) Â All of which means, many hungry North Texas need not rely on the workhouses, nor feel they must die to decrease the surplus population, as Ebenezer so cruelly suggests. It’s a good way to start off 2009.