Actor Doug Schlicher returns to Roxbury with a Winter Solstice/Christmas reading from the children’s classic “Wind in the Willows”, on Saturday, December 16, at 3:00 PM. To match the coziness of the tale, the reading this year will be held at the Hodge Library & Museum, where a fire will be blazing in the inglenook and refreshments will be served. All are invited to enjoy this reading, which offers delights for every age.
The chapter “Dulce Domum” tells of Rat and Mole heeding the call of Home and returning to Mole’s cozy little den named “Mole End”, where they find food and drink and share the celebrations of the season with a group of field mice carollers. The story describes the particular charms of English cottage life and the coziness of early winter, even as it relates these things from the perspective of small, wild animals.
Douglas Schlicher is known locally for his beloved annual reading at the Hurd House, in Woodbury, of Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol”, now in its 27th year. Formerly a professional actor, Mr. Schlicher has performed onstage with the New York Shakespeare Festival, the New Jersey Shakespeare Festival, and has performed at LincolnCenter, Off-Broadway, and at the Public Theater in New York as well as in Central Park. In addition to his stage work, he has appeared in over 400 television and radio commercials and voice-over narrations. Locally he has lent his talent to the GunnMemorialMuseum in Washington where he has narrated exhibit-related videos.