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A Child’s Christmas in Nelson at the Capitol

By Contributor
December 1st, 2013

Celebrate the holidays at the Capitol on Friday, Decenber 20th with Nelson Youth Theatre’s gift-to-the-community presentation of Dylan Thomas’ “A Child’s Christmas in Wales.”

NYT feels so good about the creative message inside this warmhearted, fun play (stage-adapted by Brian Burgess Clark), for the half-hour before its 7:30pm showtime anyone can get their ticket with a small donation of at least a twonie. Merry Christmas from NYT to you!

 “My Grandma Flo saw this play performed in Victoria,” says director Jeff Forst, “and she suggested Nelson Youth Theatre put it on. The script gets me every-time, so we’re really excited to see it performed live.”

  “A Child’s Christmas in Wales” recounts Dylan Thomas’ memories of the special Yuletide when a “secret-Santa” present from a dear relative birthed his storied career. Melted snowballs, burnt turkey, off-kilter carols, wicked pranks and a playful kitten all figure in this familiar ode to close-quarters chaos at the heart of a blizzard.

The all-ages seasonal treat stars a top-quality cast of NYT regulars and newcomers: Margaret and Emily Smith, Sylvia Harder, Nicola Anderson, Marisa Price, Johanna Brochhagen, Eirin Murray, Sara Hurst, Phoebe Fawcett, Sage Burgess, Gabby Asbell, Parker Hoffman, Lucy Leishman & Victoria Kaltwasser.

These fourteen committed actors age seven to thirteen began weekly afternoon rehearsals at the Civic Theatre in the fall. Recent NYT hits include “Much Ado About Nothing”, “Alice” and “Zombie Apocalypse”.

All proceeds of this show go to NYT’s next play — a musical at the Capitol on April 24th, 2014.

For more information about NYT and “A Child’s Christmas in Wales”, please contact Reserved seating tickets can be purchased in advance for $15 through the Capitol Theatre Box Office (capitol — #250.352.6363).

 “December in my memory is white as Lapland, though there were no reindeers. 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

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