“When Phil reads, or rather, acts out, Caps for Sale, the monkeys are real! Listening to him is more fun than a barrel of monkeys.”
Marilyn Wronsky, Childrenís Librarian, Corte Madera Public Library
“He is very animated, and enthralled the children with the incredible selection of books that he chose. All of the stories that he read had an inspiring and meaningful message in them.”
Elizabeth Reuss, Bread & Roses, Northern California
“Phil is a master storyteller, fabulously dramatic, knowing his stories so well that he really acts them out rather than reads them. …Equally important, he is giving the children the gift of oral tradition, a gift they will surely remember when they become adults.”
Old Firehouse School, Mill Valley
“Phil made his debut for Bread & Roses by reading stories for our young friends at the Canal Alliance Daycare. He is a versatile and experienced actor. He uses his acting skills (voices, movement, facial expressions) to make his stories come alive. When the kids arenít hanging on his every word, they’re joining in and laughing with him.”
Kurt Huget, Bread & Roses, Corte Madera
Special Holiday Readers' Theater
Swansea, Wales at Christmas
A Child's Christmas in Wales is a tale told by poet Dylan Thomas about the Christmases he enjoyed as a boy in his hometown of Swansea, Wales on the west coast of Great Britain. It is a joyful tale, and beautiful to hear when read aloud.
Audio sample of A Child's Christmas in Wales
Dylan Thomas c. 1945
Phil has turned the poem into a play for ten parts, and invites members of the audience to join him in telling it aloud.
He also invites members to read with him one of Dylan Thomas' most famous poems, Fern Hill, and also to read with him an all-time favorite, Twas the Night Before Christmas.
It should be a warm and lovely evening for all of us. It runs about 75 minutes.
Children of course are invited to attend, but the readings will be done by adults.
Admission is free.
Learn more about Phil's Readers' Theater here.