Under Milk Wood
Sandisfield Arts Center
Events, Performing Arts, Set Design, Catering
May 5th, 2017
Dylan Thomas’ “Under Milk Wood” is probably the Welsh poet’s greatest achievement. It was completed just before his death in 1953 at the young age of 39. Written for broadcast on BBC radio, the play encompasses one day in the life of a fictitious fishing village, Llareggub (spell it backwards and you get the joke)! Directed by Benjamin Luxon, the Sandisfield Players portray dream worlds of sleeping villagers and the antics of their waking lives—from morning back again to sleepy dusk. Enjoy the eccentric characters, sly and bawdy humor, and dazzling poetry!
Performances will be held at the following venues:
- Unicorn Theatre, Stockbridge, MA: Saturday, May 20 at 7 PM
- Norfolk Library: Sunday, May 21, at 4PM
- Sandisfield Arts Center, on Saturday, June 10, at 7PM
- Minack Theatre in Cornwall, England!
The Sandisfield Players are a cohort of 20 non-professional actors who first band together (many for the first time) in commemoration of the town's 250th Anniversary. For the past five years, this small-town theater group has focused on inclusive productions, such as Thornton Wilder’s “Our Town”, Dylan Thomas’ “Under Milk Wood”, Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol”, and excerpts from the works of Shakespeare.
Sandisfield Arts Center is a 22-year-old nonprofit organization dedicated to regional art and education. Housed in a humble but well-appointed historic building (and once the only known rural orthodox synagogue on record in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts), SArC offers music and theater performances, thematic lectures and workshops. monthly gallery exhibits.