A Child’s Christmas In Wales
November 30 - December 27, 2020
The Arvada Center is pleased to present two holiday plays that you can enjoy wherever you are. While we will miss welcoming you for winter, we hope these holiday productions bring some warm theatre magic to your home.
Starting November 30, tune in to a radio play of the classic and cozy A Child’s Christmas in Wales by Dylan Thomas. And starting December 2, we're celebrating the true spirit of the holidays - family chaos and hilarity - with The Family Tree: A Virtual Holiday Comedy. Presented live each evening by actors you'll know from our stages, this virtual play follows one Colorado family as they find joy even in extraordinary circumstances.
Our radio plays are audio-based theatre - like your favorite podcast, or an audiobook. Gather your family to listen together, or put in your headphones and enjoy on your own.
Because these plays are hosted on Vimeo, they will also be captioned so you can read along too. Keep your eye on the screen to read captions, or just sit back and listen.
These radio plays will play on the device of your choice - your phone, table or a computer.
Tickets for both Trifles and Dracula are on sale today. Trifles will be released on September 21, and Dracula on October 12. If you purchase tickets before those dates, we'll send you a link to listen to each project on the first day they're available, along with instructions on how to listen and a digital program. You can listen as many times as you want in the window each play is available.
A link will be emailed to you either on the first day the play is available, or the day you buy tickets if you purchase when the play is open. The link will take you to Vimeo, where you can listen to the play at your leisure.
Having trouble loading or playing a radio play? Many factors can influence video playback, including some that pertain to your computer or device. If you’re not getting the best viewing experience on Vimeo, you might want to try these simple fixes.
Check your bandwidth
Vimeo works best with network speeds of 500 kbps or higher. You can use this speed test to get a general sense of your Internet speed during the time of the issue. Keep in mind that bandwidth can fluctuate, especially on Wifi or cellular networks.
Close excess browser tabs or applications
Keeping too many applications open can make everything run slower, including video playback. Especially on a mobile device, it’s easy to forget which apps are running. Make sure that you completely close or disable apps instead of just minimizing their windows.
Clear your browser cache
Try clearing out your browser cache by following this guide: https://www.refreshyourcache.com/en/home/. Once you've cleared your cache, please restart your device.
Disable any browser extensions, plugins, or add ons
Third party programs can sometimes cause issues during playback— including blocked video segments, dropped frames, buffering, etc. If you're having trouble, try disabling any active extensions one-by-one to find the culprit. You can also open your video within an incognito or private window of your browser for testing.
Restart your router and modem
Resetting your router or modem can help to refresh your connection and improve playback performance. Try disconnecting the power cord and then reconnecting to perform a hard reboot.
Still having trouble? See more tips from Vimeo on resolving playback errors.