The Unusual Tale of Mary & Joseph's Baby

Dec 08, 2018 07:30 PM
Civic Center Music Hall
Freede Little Theatre

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Presented By River & Rail Theatre Company

A new musical by Don Chaffer and Chris Cragin-Day.

Every December, a bunch of people celebrate a baby, more specifically a first-century Jewish refugee virgin's baby. When people assemble their little nativities every year, they always also include a figurine of Mary's Jewish refugee fiancé, Joseph, who marries Mary even though she's pregnant with someone else's baby. While the laws of their time and religion would have had her stoned to death, Joseph opts for matrimony. Why? Because one night, he has a dream "from God," who explains the situation to him through an angel. Yep. And things just get crazier from there. This new musical dares to take the classic story at its word. There really is a pregnant virgin. There really are shepherds and angels and foreign dignitaries (a.k.a. wise men). There's a ratty extra room/stable at the inn, and a maniacal, bloodthirsty, Jewish dictator, whose menacing shadow hangs over everything. And obviously, it's a comedy. Seriously. It is.

VIP Premier Seating is reserved. All other seats are general admission. 

Note to Parents from River & Rail Theatre Company: "The musical is fun for the whole family! We recommend the show to children ages 6-7 and up. We are parents ourselves and would rate the show PG: for mild language. Translation: there are 2-3 mildly 'adult' words in the show."