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Celebrating the Life

April 12, 2012 - 11:23am

EVENT: The 7th annual Nilsson Lecture in Contemporary Drama and Literature featuring a performance of the Dylan Thomas work, “A Child’s Christmas in Wales.”

WHEN: 6 p.m., Tuesday, April 17, 2012.

WHERE: The Perry-Castañeda Library, UFCU Student Learning Commons.

BACKGROUND: The 7th annual Nilsson Lecture in Contemporary Drama and Literature flaunts a newly-added literary component in a performance of Dylan Thomas’s “A Child’s Christmas in Wales.”

Occurring on Tuesday, April 17, the program features an interpretive production of the Welsh writer’s much-loved seasonal work by local Austin jazz chanteuse Suzi Stern accompanied by musicians Rich Harney, Alex Coke and Chris Maresh. 

The Nilsson Lecture takes place at 6 p.m., Tuesday, April in the Perry-Castañeda Library on The University of Texas at Austin campus. A reception will precede the performance and the event is free and open to the public.

The Nilsson Lecture was founded through the generosity of Dr. David O. Nilsson, a retired mathematics professor at The University of Texas at Austin, independent scholar and Henrik Ibsen aficionado.

Past lectures have featured the Swedish novelist Lars Gustaffson (speaking on paradox in Ibsen’s "The Wild Duck"),and director of Shakespeare at Winedale James Loehlin (on Stanislavski’s contrarian production of "The Cherry Orchard"), and an entertaining panel of local playwrights including internationally-renowned Kirk Lynn and Keene Prize winner George Brant (discussing the state and fate of theater) and a master class on Tom Stoppard's "The Real Thing" featuring noted British and local thespians. Last year's lecture featured Robert Faires reprising an excerpted version of his notable one-man take on "Henry V."

Please RSVP to (512)495-4363 or emcquade@austin.utexas.edu if you would like to attend.

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