If you know “rage, rage against the dying of the light,” you know Dylan Thomas. Welsh actor Catherine Zeta Jones named her son for him. Actor Richard Burton was buried with his poems in hand.
One of his poems — a prose poem of vignette and memory — goes back to the sweet, humble, funny hours of his own childhood Christmas.
That work has leapt to the stage. We’ve got the actors in our studio.
This hour, On Point: Dylan Thomas and “A Child’s Christmas in Wales,” on stage.
Joining us in our studio are...
Burgess Clark, playwright and director of “A Child’s Christmas in Wales,” a joint production by the Boston Children’s Theatre and the Boston Playwright’s Theatre. He adapted the Dylan Thomas poem for the stage. The Boston Globe called it "superlative."
Stephen Libby, actor playing the adult Dylan Thomas.
Adam Freeman, actor playing the young Dylan Thomas.
Margaret Ann Brady, actor playing the mother.
Steven Gagliastro, actor playing the father.
Meagan Hawkes, actor playing Auntie Dosie.
This program aired on December 24, 2009.