Stories for a New Year: A Virtual Performance

For forty years, master storyteller, Robb Dimmick, has entranced New England audiences with his dramatic readings of holiday classics. His vocal athleticism has brought Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” and its quirky characters alive in all their glory as Scrooge claws his way towards spiritual redemption.

Dimmick’s favorite holiday offering is his pairing of Dylan Thomas’ “A Child’s Christmas in Wales” and Truman Capote’s “A Christmas Memory.” In it Dimmick plumbs Thomas’ Welsh humor and beautiful phrases with a thick and welcoming dialect as four hale and hardy boys explore the natural wonders of Christmas and family. And in Capote’s seldom read-aloud memory piece, Dimmick touches the heart with southern charm as young Buddy and his timid aunt navigate the makings of Christmas in the rural south.

Joyce May of Weaver Library calls Dimmick’s readings “mesmerizing,” and Rhode Island folklorist Michael Bell calls them, “stunning; they draw you into Christmas.”

Dimmick will share these two unforgettable tales virtually on New Year’s Day, Friday, January 1st, at 2pm as a fundraiser for Stages of Freedom’s Swim Empowerment, which he co-founded.

Dim the lights, curl up with a blanket, a cup of cocoa, and be transported by these unforgettable stories while helping fund swimming lessons for Rhode Island Black youth.

Join him and Cathy Clasper-Torch, the accomplished fiddler, as they bring to life these stories for a new year. Register for $5 at: 

Upon Registering You Will Receive a Zoom Link

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