It is with great pleasure that we bring you A Child’s Christmas in Wales, a Radio Theatre Works production from The Audible Group, whose audio programs will be hosted regularly on DC Theatre Scene.
This special holiday gift is yours to enjoy through January 16th, 2009.
Thanks to all who listened. We hope you enjoyed our version of this Christmas classic.
© 2009 The Audible Group
This production was created as a charitable donation of time and talent by members of the Washington theatre community. Please join us in this gift by contributing what you can to N Street Village Shelter in Washington, DC, which houses, aids and empowers homeless and low-income women in an atmosphere of dignity and respect.
Special Thanks to:
The Trustees of the Dylan Thomas Estate in Wales for permission to record this performance
Round House Theatre for use of their Silver Spring facility, and especially to Harriett Weil for being so kind.
The Washington-Baltimore Chapter of AFTRA-SAG
Mary L. Funke and Kate Clinton of N St Village
Emery Battis, Amy Brandenburg, Charles “Chas” Goldman, Oliver Goldman, James Konicek, Henry Kramer, Michael Kramer, Vivian Kramer, Susan Lynskey, Naomi Jacobson, John Lescault, Sarah Marshall, Matt MacNelly, Jennifer Mendenhall, Connan Morrissey, Declan Robison, Bob Supan, Sarah Taurchini, Lorraine Treanor, Tim Treanor, Christopher Walker, Lucy Walker, Harriett Weil and Clark Young
with Carter Jahncke as the Narrator.
Directed by Susan Lynskey, James Konicek and Matthew M. Nielson
Sound and Music by Matthew M. Nielson
Radio Theatre adaptation by James Konicek and Susan Lynskey
Dramaturgy by Cal Watson
Artwork by Sarah Taurchini
Produced by Lorraine Treanor
We are incredibly grateful to the Washington theatre community for their generous response to this first radio theatre production. (read more)
About This Program
In 1945, Harper’s Bazaar magazine published A Child’s Christmas in Wales, and in 1952, Dylan Thomas lent his voice to the poem in the now-famous Caedmon Records recording, creating a Christmas classic. At this time of economic recession and with our troops overseas, we would be well-served to remember the simple pleasures of youth and share that same spirit of Christmas with others. As President Franklin Delano Roosevelt said in one of his famous Fireside Chats, “there is a special spirit that has warmed our hearts since our earliest childhood – a spirit that brings us close to our homes, our families, our friends and neighbors: the Christmas spirit of ‘peace on earth, good will toward men.’ It is an unquenchable spirit.”
So, whether you ever dreamed of being an “Eskimo-footed arctic marksman” or enjoyed sleighing down “ice-cream hills,” please enjoy this reading of A Child’s Christmas in Wales as you reflect upon “the close and holy darkness” and celebrate the “wool-white bell-tongued ball of holidays” of Christmases past, present, and future.
Dylan Thomas, one of the great poets of the twentieth century, was born in Swansea, Wales in 1914. Inspired by the natural world and the rhythms of human life, he wrote with intense lyricism and emotion. (read more)
About The Audible Group
The Audible Group is a Washington, DC-based cadre of artists dedicated to the creation of radio theatre, soundplays and audioart. It has been brought about due to the collaboration of SomeRandomSound Inc, SoundIncentive and DCTheatreScene.com.