Had Dylan Thomas grown up in my family, this is how A Child's Christmas in Pennsylvania might have sounded. Luckily, he grew up in Wales, where snowball fights, cigar-scented uncles, drunken aunts and holiday carols slipped themselves eternally into the stockings of his mind. Tonight, starting at 7 p.m. in the University of Colorado at Boulder's University Theatre, A Child's Christmas in Wales takes you along on a nostalgic holiday experience from ever-present snowball fights to crazy relatives and the all-around wonder of being a child at Christmas.
According to PR/marketing director Mell McDonnell, "It's really about the magic that we endow past experiences with through memory. As our director, Phil Sneed, said: 'It's great for children and anyone who's ever been a child.'" Tickets range from $14 to $54; for more information, check out www.coloradoshakes.org or call 303-492-0554.
Dec. 7-24, 2007