Originally inspired by a 1987 British television version adapted by Jon Glascoe and Peter Kreutzer, the script by director Mary Poile uses material from earlier pieces by Thomas, which formed the basis for his tale. Town Players originally staged Ms
Originally inspired by a 1987 British television version adapted by Jon Glascoe and Peter Kreutzer, the script by director Mary Poile uses material from earlier pieces by Thomas, which formed the basis for his tale. Town Players originally staged Ms Poileâs adaptation in 1999, who subsequently adapted the script for Yale New Haven radio. The radio adaptation is being used for this production.
While remaining faithful to Thomasâs written word, this stage adaptation combines elements of radio interspersed with vignettes, music and song, performed by an ensemble of actors playing multiple roles and using simple techniques to showcase Thomasâ extraordinary gift for language. The staging of this show will, in fact, be reminiscent of Town Playersâ popular and critically acclaimed production of A Christmas Carol in 2009.
The cast includes Chris Bird of Newtown, Pat Fink of New Fairfield, Gabe Gordon of Ridgefield, Pam Meister of Newtown, Linda Panovich-Sachs of Bridgeport, Will Sandercox of Sandy Hook, Jordan Williams of Sandy Hook, and Nina Wilson of Danbury. Nancy Gordon of Ridgefield is the showâs producer.
The production will run November 26 to December 5, with curtain Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm, and Sunday matinÃ©es at 2 pm. Extra matinees may be added.
Tickets for A Childâs Christmas in Wales are $20 for adults; $10 for children 10 and under, payable by cash or check only at the door. The box office number for reservations is 203-270-9144. Those who need handicap access are asked to leave a message on the box officeâs answering machine for further information.
Town Playersâ Little Theater is at 18 Orchard Hill Road, off South Main Street (Route 25) in Newtown.
For inquiries about reservations, tickets, directions, audition information or anything else, call 203-270-9144, visit NewtownPlayers.org or send e-mail to TownPlayers@yahoo.com.