NOVEMBER 24, 2014

CONTACT: Catherine Bertrand, Managing Director

PHONE: 781-308-4737



The lights are back on at 90 Lafayette Street with Dylan Thomas tale. 

SALEM - Salem Theatre is proud to present Under Milk Wood by Dylan Thomas during the 100th anniversary of Thomas’s birth. The production will have two Pay-What-You-Will Previews on Thursday, December 4 and Friday, December 5 at 7:30pm and opening night will be Saturday, December 6. The production will run through December 21 Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm and Sundays at 3:00pm. All performances take place at the theater’s black box at 90 Lafayette Street. 

Under Milk Wood is the lyrical account of the mythical Welsh Village of Llareggub, where people are dreaming, singing, laughing, working, sleeping, drinking and loving through their last hours on earth. Christmas shows are usually about the power of faith, and Artistic Director Matt Gray, also directing the play, wanted to explore the power of something more finite. Gray says, “This play is about the power of language and regional identity. I chose the play as it is a monument to the power of language and its ability to connect us, no matter how different and regional we may appear. There will be live singing and music and a celebration of the simplicity and power of language.”

The new Managing Director, Catherine Bertrand, is thrilled to be helping produce such a timely piece, “It is a communal, shared evening of all the best of humanity, expressed through poetry and song. And I’m excited to announce our community nights to celebrate the event. In the spirit of said community we will offer the following: the second Wednesday, December 10 will be College Night where all college students can purchase $5 tickets at the door with a student ID; the third Thursday, December 18 will be our LGBTQ night with a post-show reception.” 

Cast members include Salem residents Chris Martel, Mark O’Donald, Caroline Watson-Felt, Salem State University student Masey Jennings, Gloucester resident Laura Crook, Marblehead resident Don Tritschler and Boston based actor Isaiah Plovnick. Costumes are by Toni Elliot and Stage Managers are Anna Stenberg and Jamie Wilkinson. 

Tickets are available to purchase online at or to reserve tickets email

Founded in 2002 Salem Theatre aims to enrich the artistic, cultural and economic life of the Greater Salem region and build connections with new, diverse audiences and theatre artists through the performance of classic, contemporary, and new works of exceptional theater as well as through the arts education outreach.