I have seen this enchanting production at STNJ twice, and I am looking forward to seeing it again. Bring the family for a Welsh celebration of Christmas, told in Dylan Thomas’ beautiful, melodious language.
A Child's Christmas in Wales
By Dylan Thomas
Adapted for the stage by Jeremy Brooks and Adrian Mitchell
Directed by Joseph Discher
Musical Direction by Robert Long
WHEN: November 30 and run through January 1
WHERE: F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre, 36 Madison Avenue in Madison (on the Drew University campus)
TICKETS: Single tickets start as low as $25 for preview performances and $32 for regular performances. Prices range from $25 - $75. This season, The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey is initiating their 30 UNDER 30 Program, which offers $30 tickets for patrons aged 30 and under, with valid ID, tickets subject to availability.
For performance times and tickets to this musical celebration, call the Box Office 973-408-5600 or online at www.ShakespeareNJ.org.
Based on Thomas’ classic story about his childhood holidays in Wales in the early 1900s, this beautiful piece about a time gone by rejoices in the simple joys of childhood, the spirit of goodness, the comfort of family, and the magic that music and imagination bring to us all. Veteran company member Joseph Discher returns to direct, and Greg Jackson returns for his sixteenth season to play Dylan Thomas, after most recently appearing as the leading actor in A Gentlemen’s Guide to Love and Murder on Broadway.
In its previous run at The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, critics and audiences alike praised A Child’s Christmas in Wales, declaring, there’s “no other work that conveys the joy and spirit of Christmas as well” (The Star-Ledger). The production features traditional music from the British Isles, and in this 2016 production, actor Andy Paterson, who played Dylan Thomas in STNJ’s previous productions, will return, graduating to the role of Glyn.
For the same price as a regular ticket, the Symposium Series performances offer a post-show discussion with the cast and artistic staff. For A Child’s Christmas in Wales, the symposia will be held on Tuesday, December 6 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, December 10 at 2:00 p.m., and Saturday, December 17 at 2:00 p.m.
The Know the Show pre-show talks are offered free-of-cost. Prior to the show, an artist from The Shakespeare Theatre presents a pre-performance talk providing background information and an inside perspective on the production. This program is free with the purchase of a performance ticket, and for A Child’s Christmas in Wales will be held Thursday, December 8 at 7:00 p.m., with the show commencingat 8:00 p.m.