Clarence Felder

St. Matthews native Clarence Felder will play Dylan Thomas in a production of "Dylan Thomas' Christmas in Wales."

The Actors' Theatre of South Carolina and representatives of Calhoun County's own Ukuloonies, a delightful group of ukulele players, are collaborating to present the popular and engaging Christmas memoir of famous Welsh poet Dylan Thomas as a boy in Wales.

Veteran film, TV and Broadway actor Clarence Felder returns to his hometown of St. Matthews to portray the mercurial and amusing poet, telling tales of his bygone Christmases, complemented by incidental popular Christmas carols for a casual, fun program.

The free event will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, at the Calhoun County Library, 900 F.R. Huff Drive, St. Matthews.

The performance is based on Thomas' 1955 beloved radio broadcast, "A Child’s Christmas in Wales." It shares memories from the 1920s of snowball fights, comedic habits of relatives, silly presents and humorous adventures in his village.

Felder has co-starred in major films including "The Last Boy Scout," "Ruthless People," "The Hidden," "After Hours," "Amazing Grace & Chuck" and "Nightmare On Elm St. (Part 5)." Felder also co-starred for two years in the hit TV series "Hooperman" with John Ritter, as well as "LA Law," "Crime Story," "NYPD Blue," "Kojak," "Matlock," "Dallas," "Hill Street Blues" and others.

Felder also co-starred in the award-winning docudrama, "John Laurens' War" for which he co-wrote the screenplay. He won a leading actor award for his role in the feature film "All For Liberty," which has won nine international awards.

For information call, 803-347-1279.

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