Today, In This Town is a quirky, thoughtful look at the first Christmas … if the first Christmas had happened in present-day Massachusetts. Adapted from a medieval English Christmas pageant (The York Mystery Cycle), this family-friendly show follows the medieval tradition of placing the events in the audience’s own context, in order to understand and connect with the story more deeply – and to laugh a little more along the way! If you’ve never imagined a pigeon-surrounded baby Jesus, or what His coming looks like for the overworked, the overlooked, and the skeptics in your life – and for you – then maybe it’s time that Christmas came to your town! Running at about 30 minutes, this show is a great way to relax and celebrate in the all-too-often busy Advent season.
All performances are followed by a talkback in which audience members are invited to stay and discuss the show with the cast.
Hosting a Performance: Still Small Theatre will bring actors, props, costumes, and all equipment, and will provide digital copies of promotional materials (flyers, informational blurbs, etc.). To host a performance, you only need to:
Be willing to continue the conversation with those who come.
Technical Needs: This show can be performed just about anywhere! We need:
a room large enough to set up chairs
chairs or other seating
a table on which to set up information
Cost: There are two options for funding your performance:
$150 fee + donations accepted at the door (any funds above our expenses to be split 50/50 between Still Small Theatre and a charity related to the show [such as refugee ministries or ministries supporting mothers in unplanned pregnancies; charity selected on an annual basis])
Use the show as a fundraiser for your ministry or cause: $300 flat rate (any admission fee or donation you collect goes directly to your cause)
* we reserve the right to vet potential fundraiser recipients, and to decline if the cause is found to be grossly irresponsible or contrary to the Gospel of Jesus Christ. ** for venues farther than 100 miles from Beverly MA, travel expenses will be added to these figures