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To begin at the beginning:
It is spring, moonless night in the small town, starless and bible-black, the cobblestreets silent and the hunched, courters'-and-rabbits' wood limping invisible down to the sloeblack, slow, black, crowblack, fishingboat-bobbing sea. The houses are blind as moles (though moles see fine tonight in the snouting, velvet dingles) or blind as Captain Cat there in the muffled middle by the pump and the town clock, the shops in mourning, the Welfare Hall in widows' weeds. And all the people of the lulled and dumbfound town are sleeping now…

Photo: Nitin Vadukul nitinvadukul.com


by Dylan Thomas

Directed by David Anderson

Produced at the TENT at PS21, Route 66, Chatham, New York

August 15, 16, 17 and 20, 21*, 23, 24 and 27, 28*, 30 at 8:00 pm

Extra performance added due to popular demand!
Sunday, August 31, 8:00 pm

*Thursday talk-backs with cast and director after the show.

Wed. 27th   Save Gas Night  Carpool—fill up your car with friends and pay $50 per car (or $20 per person without a full car)

Tickets: Please purchase through PS21


Benedicta Bertau
Aryeh Lappin
Ben Luxon
Ashley Mayne
Ted Pugh
Fern Sloan
Susan Willerman

Costumes & Set by Katie Jean Wall
Lighting Design by Deena Pewtherer
Featuring Originial Music by Jonathan Talbott
Musicians: Jonathan Talbott, Beth Craig, Aldo Lavaggi, Miriam Shapiro

We are delighted to have been invited to collaborate with Judy Grunberg of PS21 in Chatham, New York on a production of Dylan Thomas’s masterpiece UNDER MILK WOOD. The Tent at PS21 is a wonderful new performance structure (opened in 2006) on the outskirts of the village of Chatham. Set in the bucolic rolling hills of Columbia County, it is a beautifully shaped, futuristic semi-open space that houses an exciting summer season of music and dance performances, and events for the community.
Walking the dog Theater’s UNDER MILK WOOD is conceived as a visual feast that will focus on the actors in a space lit as if for dance. Originally written for the radio, UNDER MILK WOOD unfolds before the audience's eyes and ears as a series of vignettes. Walking the dog Theater’s production will be a moving, speaking, ever-evolving tableau. Deena Pewtherer’s lighting will highlight the dream-like, sometimes almost-photographic quality of the scenes, while David Anderson’s direction will place movement, atmosphere, and the poetic language at the center of the audience’s experience.

The ensemble of actors will incarnate the 63 colorful characters of this little Welsh coast town. Clad in simple, easily transformable costumes the actors will move from part to part using a few defining props and accessories, as well as their skills of transformation and imagination.

An evening of poetry turned theater, UNDER MILK WOOD will invite you onto a journey filled with imagination, humor, and pure life.

Dress warmly and bring a blanket-outdoor performance under the Tent!

Not appropriate for children under 12 years of age.

Under Milk Wood Reviews

"Magical stagecraft"
Click Here to read Bruce Hallenbeck's review for The Independent

"His actors are the real thing. They resonate reality..."
Read J. Peter Bergman's glowing review by clicking here.

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Production photos by Daniel Region - RegionsPhotos.com