Irish Repertory Theatre presents the classic retelling of a Christmas from the view of a young child, portraying a nostalgic and simpler time. More…
Told through the eyes of a child, the story is a nostalgic review of life for a little boy in Wales during the 1920’s. The stories are not so much about the festivities of Christmas as about the peculiar habits of people as revealed in this season of feasting and merriment. The story takes a look at how unusual the world appears through the eyes of a little boy who is still discovering life.
"Robinson has an effortless charm that makes these words seem real as if they are coming from your own memories. Jacque Carahan, Danielle Erin Rhodes have the character roles such as Thomas’ drunken aunt. Katie Fabel is the love interest. John Cullum is the patriarch here and when he is on he is good. Equipped with a script he still gets lost so we feel as if we are in a under rehearsed production." Full Review
"On one level, the reverie seems lovely, however staid. Closer scrutiny, however, reveals something much more disturbing: in conjuring up a simpler, but more sexist and heteronormative world...This makes 'A Child’s Christmas in Wales' nostalgic, sweet, and highly unrealistic. In fact, despite pleasurable moments of music and jest, the play is essentially an artifact of a time best forgotten or left to historians to analyze, critique, or parse for meaning." Full Review
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