The first minute or so of this staged reading…
A Theatrical Offer for Your Group this December (2015)
The Stepping Stone Players, the Glendale-based, non-profit community theatre group, is pleased to announce a portable production of the Christmas classic, “A Child’s Christmas In Wales”, written by Welsh poet Dylan Thomas, and adapted by Tulis McCall.
Founded in 2000, Stepping Stone Players’ vision is to create a sense of community through theatre by encouraging the participation of people of all ages and backgrounds by producing shows with amateurs and professionals of all ages and skill levels. It’s a unique opportunity for children and adults to explore, learn, perform and mentor in every facet of live theatre, from stagecraft to acting, and our summer musical productions have included “Willy Wonka”, “Footloose”, “The Music Man”, “Oliver!”, and “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown.”
This Fall, however, we’re doing something different. This small-cast concert version of “A Child’s Christmas In Wales” is told from the viewpoint of the author, who recounts the festive season as a young boy. In the first passage, Thomas touches on that perfect memory so many of share when he says “It was snowing. It was always snowing at Christmas” and he polishes that memory when he describes the snow as being better and more exciting than the snow that is experienced as an adult. Written with a strong poetic voice, the prose is filled with the warmth and humor of vivid characters as seen through the eyes of a child.
Cast with Stepping Stone veterans, there will be one performance on December 6th at the Boy Scout Hall in Glendale, after which, Stepping Stone Players is making the production available to local groups and organizations for presentation under your banner.
This delightful program runs approximately 35 minutes, and can be presented as a stand-alone event or included in an evening of Christmas carols, or a seasonal celebration of your design and production. We are offering this for weekends and evenings, but could consider a weekday if our cast was available.
We would need little more than four chairs or stools, four music stands, and whatever sound reinforcement you would want for the room.