Project Description

Under Milk Wood, Acton Memorial Library, Acton MA

  • Date:

    Saturday November 18th


  • Acton Memorial Library
    486 Main St,
    MA 01720,
    United States

  • The Welsh poet Dylan Thomas is known as one of the greatest lyric voices of the 20th century. Celebrated for his poetry, he also wrote a play for voices “Under Milk Wood”, comissioned by the BBC and aired on the radio in 1954, shortly after Thomas’ death.

    “Under Milk Wood” is a moving and hilarious account of 24 hours in the life of a tiny Welsh fishing village that takes us into the dreams, desires and habits of its eccentric ,but often endearing inhabitants. “ Lyrical, impassioned and funny, an Our Town given universality” (The Nation) “A dazzling combination of poetric fireworks and music hall humor” (New York Times)

    WordsMove Theater is a group of professional and semi-professional actors, dedicated to presenting staged readings that bring inspiring drama to audiences using the power of language and the spoken word. Our recent performances of “Under Milkwood” have had rave reviews from both library and retirement communities.

    Mary Crowe, Director, is a singer, actor and teacher, who has been on the faculty of Concord Youth Theater,. Powers Music School and Indian Hill Music (now Groton Hill Music) where she taught voice and acting for 23 years and directed the Music Theater and Opera program.

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