“I can never remember whether it snowed for six days and six nights when I was twelve or whether it snowed for twelve days and twelve nights when I was six.”
– Dylan Thomas, A Child’s Christmas in Wales
The Irish Classical Theatre Company is proud to present a special Holiday offering, A CHILD’S CHRISTMAS IN WALES by Welsh poet Dylan Thomas, adapted for the stage by Jeremy Brooks & Adrian Mitchell. A CHILD’S CHRISTMAS IN WALES will be presented Friday, November 22 through Sunday, December 15, 2019 at ICTC’s Andrews Theatre, 625 Main Street, Buffalo, New York.
A CHILD’S CHRISTMAS IN WALES is a spirited Holiday musical entertainment for the whole family. It is recommended for children ages 8 and up. Director Chris Kelly describes this Christmas Musical as “a heart-based patchwork of different Christmas memories lovingly stitched together.”
A wonderfully nostalgic look at that most magical of seasons, A CHILD’S CHRISTMAS IN WALES gives us all the opportunity to experience a magical snow-filled Christmas through the innocent eyes of youth, celebrated in the glorious words of Dylan Thomas. Vincent O’Neill stars as the grown Dylan, revisiting a dreamlike Christmas of days gone by.
A CHILD’S CHRISTMAS IN WALES is directed by ICTC Associate Director Chris Kelly, who last Season warmed our hearts with his fresh and fanciful production of Jane Austen’s “Sense & Sensibility.” Previous ICTC directing credits include A Little Night Music and Minding Frankie. Chris, an Artistic Associate at MusicalFare, has also directed for Second Generation Theatre, New Phoenix Theatre, Theatre of Youth and All For One Productions. Chris is the recipient of four ARTIE Awards as well as two Best of Buffalo awards from Buffalo Spree for both acting and directing.
A CHILD’S CHRISTMAS IN WALES stars Vincent O’Neill as Dylan Thomas; Tyler Eisenmann as young Dylan; Michele Roberts as Mother; Ben Michael Moran as Father; Nicole Cimato as Hannah; Christian Brandjes as Gwyn; Karen Harty as Nellie; Brittany Bassett as Brenda; Renee Landrigan as Glenda; Gregory Gjurich as Tudyr; Charmagne Chi as Bessie and Megan Callahan as Elieri. Music Director Joseph Donohue III who plays Jim and Brandon Barry who plays Tom, members of the pop/rock band The Albrights, provide the show’s lively music.
Performances will take place at The Andrews Theatre,625 Main Street, Buffalo, Friday, November 22, continuing through Sunday, December 15, 2019. Curtain times will be Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30PM, with Matinees on Saturdays at 3PM and Sundays at 2PM.