Fireside Christmas Stories with Master Storyteller, Rob Dimmock at Linden Place Museum
Linden Place Museum invites you to a very special holiday program on Saturday, December 14, 2013 at 2:00PM. Actor and Master Storyteller Robb Dimmick makes the meaning of Christmas clear with mesmerizing readings of Dylan Thomas’ “A Child’s Christmas in Wales” and Truman Capote’s “A Christmas Memory.”
For Robb, a dramatic performer and storyteller for over 20 years, A Child’s Christmas in Wales is as bound up in the memories of Christmas as the tree, the tinsel, and the snow itself. Thomas’ lovely poetry evokes the joy and merriment of childhood, the festivity of the holidays, and the delight of the unexpected. With fires in the parlor, unpopular gifts, and simpering aunts, there is something for everyone to enjoy in this lyrical retelling of a time and place long gone, but nonetheless familiar to all.
Truman Capote’s seldom-heard “A Christmas Memory” is another beautiful evocation of the holiday. Drawn from Capote’s own childhood in the South, it takes audiences to a time when simplicity was more meaningful than abundance. Fruitcakes, handmade gifts, and holly in the windows decorate this story with plain beauty. Seen from a child’s eyes, one experiences how Christmas can, and does, touch the heart forever.
Join us in the ballroom and let a master storyteller delight and enrich your holiday season. This program is open to all ages.