The cast of the Nelson Youth Theatre production of A Child’s Christmas in Wales are looking forward to bringing the festive play to the Capitol Theatre stage on Friday

A Child’s Christmas in Nelson at the Capitol

Nelson Youth Theatre presents "A Child’s Christmas in Wales" at the Capitol Theatre on Friday, December 20

Celebrate the holidays at the Capitol on Friday, December 20 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 7:30 p.m. showtime anyone can get their ticket with a small donation of at least a toonie ­— 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 everytime, 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, and Victoria Kaltwasser.

These 14 committed actors age seven to 13 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 24, 2014.

Reserved seating tickets can be purchased in advance for $15 through the Capitol Theatre box office, by calling 250-352-6363 or online at capitoltheatre.bc.ca.

For more information about A Child’s Christmas in Wales or upcoming Nelson Youth Theatre shows, please contact Jeff Forst at jeff@forstmedia.ca.

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