2012-11-30 / People

‘A Child’s Christmas in Wales’ – recital by Jack Nordby on Dec. 2

Society member Jack Nordby will recite the Dylan Thomas classic, “A Child’s Christmas in Wales” 1 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2 at the historical society’s museum at Bug Light Park.

“A Child’s Christmas in Wales” is a light, much-loved, almost lyrical tale of childhood Christmas memories. Full of beauty and wonder, this prose-poem harkens back to a simpler time – a nostalgic time. Filled with alliteration, this 25-minute star of Thomas’ work is best heard aloud for the “music” in the words.

Nordby is a South Portland resident who originally grew up in the Black Hills of western South Dakota. His father began his career as an educator teaching English and coaching forensics and speech. Consequently, verbal expression was a serious practice in their home. He participated in competitive forensics including debate, oratory and oral interpretation throughout high school and received a B.A. from Emerson College. He retired four years ago from a 30-year career as an airline pilot.

There is no charge for admission, although donations are most welcome. For more information, call 767-7299.

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