THE UNUSUAL TALE OF MARY & JOSEPH'S BABY:
An Original folk MUSICAL

 

Listen to the Sounds of the Unusual Tale of Mary & Joseph's Baby
 

Thursday, DECEMBER 8, 2016 to SUNday, DECEMBER 18, 2016

Synopsis

THIS DECEMBER, River & Rail Theatre Company will premiere a new original folk musical titled, The Unusual Tale of Mary & Joseph’s Baby.

Written by Tennessee-based award winning recording artist Don Chaffer and NYC-based playwright Chris Cragin-Day.

The Unusual Tale of Mary & Joseph’s Baby dares to take the classic story at its word. There really is a pregnant virgin. There are shepherds, angels, foreign dignitaries (a.k.a. wise men), a ratty extra room/stable at an inn, and a maniacal, bloodthirsty dictator whose menacing shadow hangs over everything.

And obviously, it’s a comedy. Seriously it is.

With four racially diverse actors, a minimal set, and an emphasis on simple storytelling, The Unusual Tale of Mary & Joseph’s Baby surprises virgin-believing and non-virgin-believing audiences alike, engaging this this oft-told story with a sincerity and humanity that bursts with imagination and wonder.

The Unusual Tale of Mary & Joseph’s Baby recently finished its run at the New York City International Fringe Festival under the direction of River & Rail Co-Founder Amelia Peterson.

NYC THEATRE CRITICS MARVELED AT THE SHOW

 
“It’s smart, it’s polished, it’s honest… so wonderfully human.” - Keith Paul Medelis, Theatre is Easy


“…it’s simple beauty (heightened by Amelia Peterson’s precise…evocative, direction) makes it a timeless work.” - Jose Solis, Stage Buddy


“…the unsurpassed breakout hit of the 2016 New York International Fringe Festival…This musical is a must see!” – Dr. Tom Stevens, Rising Action
 

LOCATION

 
The Fifth Ave. House
119 W. 5th Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37917. Get directions.