What: The festival features a selection of entertaining and thought-provoking plays from long ago. The production stars Saint Mary's College students in 9 short plays organized into two parts.
Part One: The Creation/ Adam and Eve, Cain and Abel, Noah and the Flood, and Abraham and Isaac.
Part Two: The Shepherds and the Nativity of Jesus, The Temptation in the Desert, The Thing about Sex (more familiarly known from the Bible as The Woman Taken in Adultery), The Crucifixion, and The Harrowing of Hell/Last Judgment Day.
Historically a festival of this nature involved a number of short, 10-20 minute plays staged on hay wagons that would roll through medieval villages and hamlets, akin to a parade.
Part One: Tuesday and Thursday, April 5,7,12 at 5 p.m., and Sunday, April 10 at 2 p.m.
Part Two: Wednesday and Friday, April 6,8,13 at 5 p.m, and Sunday, April 10, at 5 p.m.
Where: All performances will take place outside on the Saint Mary's College Chapel Plaza, (village square), in case of rain, performances will take place in LeFevre Theatre.
Seating: There are two options available: Chair seating; General Admission-$10; Saint Mary's Faculty, Staff and Students-$5 (a discount on the second ticket will be given for those buying both Part One and Part Two tickets at the same time). Option 2 is free to those who wish to stand or sit (on the ground) along the sidelines or behind the chair seating.
A special performance (part I & II), will take place on the bandshell in the Moraga Commons, Saturday, April 9. at 2 p.m., and 5 p.m.
Bring a chairs, blanket, picnic basket and enjoy this free show.
For more information or to purchase dress circle tickets please call Sharon Cahill at (925) 631-4670