Project Description

Under Milk Wood, Black Hole Theatre, University of Manitoba

  • Date:

    November 21st-27th & 27th-30th
    December 1st

  • Black Hole Theatre,
    University of Manitoba,
    150 Dafoe Rd W,
    R3T 6B3,

  • Under Milk Wood
    By Dylan Thomas
    Directed By Bill Lee & Bob Smith
    7:30 pm November 21-24, 27-December 1

    2pm November 25

    Talk back follows November 27 performance

    Tickets: $20, $15 Alumni/Arts Workers, $10 Students

    Tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance.

    For reservations and group discounts contact the 24hr Box Office at 204-474-6880.

    Under Milk Wood is an intriguing play that follows the ordinary, day-to-day life of the people within the small Welsh fishing village of Llareggub (read that backwards for a laugh). An omnipresent narrator allows the audience a deeper look into the intricate thoughts and dreams of the seemingly ordinary characters. This staged radio drama is both comedic and deeply moving as it speaks to the human condition and how strange and miraculously ordinary life really is.
    Dylan Thomas is a Welsh poet and writer. Under Milk Wood was originally a radio drama that made its debut in 1953. It was later adapted into a play.
    Robert Smith, Senior Theatre Instructor at the University of Manitoba is collaborating with William Lee, an Associate Professor and Director of Asian Studies Centre at the University of Manitoba, to direct Under Milk Wood. This upcoming production will be a hybrid work: a staged radio play that incorporates stylistic elements of the Japanese Noh and kyogen theatres. William Lee has received training in Japan in both Noh and kyogen and has directed and performed in several productions of kyogen, including for the Black Hole Theatre.
    Keep our performance of Under Milk Wood in mind for your November theatre-going and join us for what will be a stylistically beautiful piece of theatre. This is the first time the BHTC has done Under Milk Wood and no Theatre. It is a creative interdisciplinary project which aims to broaden our theatrical horizons.

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