The Play of Herod is one of Atlanta's longest-running and most unusual Christmas traditions. The music drama is sung by a cast of 30, and the audience is invited to stay for hot cider, cookies, and carols with the cast after the performance. The Play of Herod, one of a group of remarkable dramas found in a Benedictine monastery in France, is one of the earliest dramatic works of the Christian era. In the Camerata Theatre production, the world of Herod is dreamlike, shadowy, and stark. The Christmas story unfolds in a medieval ceremony of simple gestures and ancient, haunting melodies. It is a drama of mysterious beauty, a tale of awestruck shepherds, magi come from afar to worship a newborn boy, a King Herod clinging to power by slaughtering children. The Play of Herod is sung in Latin, with English translations projected above the action. A consort of viols, recorders, harp, bells, and percussion accompanies the singers. The production is not suitable for babies or children unable to sit quietly for an hour. There will be no late seating. Your cooperation will be rewarded with a magical evening.
20 - 20 USD