KNOXVILLE, TN – Dec. 4, 2019 – “The Unusual Tale of Joseph and Mary's Baby” is presented as part of River & Rail Theatre Co.'s inaugural season in their new space Dec. 11-15, Dec. 18-22 at the Old City Performing Arts Center
River & Rail Theatre Co. brings back the whimsical, folk musical “The Unusual Tale of Mary & Joseph’s Baby.” The musical takes the classic story at its word with a comedic twist: there is a pregnant virgin; there are shepherds, angels, foreign dignitaries, a ratty extra room/stable at an inn; and a maniacal, bloodthirsty dictator whose menacing shadow hangs over everything.
With a racially diverse cast, a new set, and an emphasis on simple storytelling, “The Unusual Tale of Mary & Joseph’s Baby” surprises audiences, engaging this oft-told story with a sincerity and humanity that bursts with imagination and wonder.
“The Unusual Tale of Mary & Joseph’s Baby” is written by Tennessee-based award winning recording artist, Don Chaffer, and NYC-based playwright, Chris Cragin-Day, under the direction of Laura Dupper with assistance from River & Rail Theatre Co. co-founder, Amelia Peterson.
Opening night is 7:30 p.m. Dec. 11. Tickets are $35 for general admission, $50 for VIP, $25 for students/seniors/military and $30 for groups of five or more.
Other performances are $30 for general admission, $45 for VIP, $20 for students/seniors/military and $25 for groups of five or more.
For tickets and more information, visit www.riverandrailtheatre.com.
About River & Rail Theatre Co.
River & Rail Theatre Co. was founded in 2015 in Knoxville, Tennessee. We are a professional, non-profit theatre company producing relevant stories for diverse audiences. Through the power and beauty of theatre, we seek to unite people from all backgrounds to experience and participate in stories that embody our shared humanity. Our goal is to not just create professional theatre accessible to all Knoxvillians, but to create theatre true to the stories of Knoxville, shared collectively by those on every side of every line.
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