Dylan Thomas piece comes to life in live play reading

The reading will take place Tuesday, March 1 at 7 p.m. at Char’s Landing.

Deb and Derek Burke, known for their award-winning directing with Portal Players Dramatic Society, are putting on a staged reading of author Dylan Thomas’ Under Milk Wood in March as a fundraiser for Literacy Alberni.

The reading will take place Tuesday, March 1 at 7 p.m. at Char’s Landing.

“Under Milk Wood was called a ‘play for voices’ by the author, which makes it much like a radio play,” Derek Burke said. A cast of 14 will read the play from scripts.

“Quite a few of the cast have some Welsh DNA,” he noted.

Allyn Davies, who is from Wales and is renowned for singing the national anthem at the Alberni Valley Bulldogs’ games, will sing some Welsh songs before the play reading.

Admission is by donation. All proceeds will go to Literacy Alberni.

Char’s Landing is located at 4815 Argyle St.

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