Wear Your Mitts To ‘The Story’: A Nativity Parable For Our Times

Feel like getting in touch with the original meaning of Christmas?

The Story, written by Martha Ross, re-imagines the Nativity as a parable for modern times. The audience follows three wise men as they navigate a complicated world of existential shepherds, imperial soldiers, charming thieves, a bumbling angel, a deranged tyrant and a lost choir. They are all in search of a headstrong young woman, whose baby — the poorest of the poor — will become a symbol of transformation and renewal. Regardless of your faith, The Story is a balm in a storm of ennui and confusion.

This innovative performance is a fifty-minute processional play performed entirely outdoors throughout December. The audience follows the actors from scene to scene across spectacular urban landscapes. Local choirs serenade audiences as the show plays out. The Story runs December 11th-30th at 7:30 p.m. in Christie Pits Park (750 Bloor St W – meet up at the south/east corner at Christie Street and Bloor Street: Christie Subway Station on the Bloor Line). Admission is PWYC. Get more info here.

Dress warm.

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