This Christmas, imagine Jesus coming into the world . . . in 2008.
Christmas Presence is a contemporary nativity play that re-imagines Jesus’ birth as though it took place in 2008. In the play, Joseph and Mary attend their senior prom on the same night an angel informs Mary that she will bear a child. Later, members of a motorcycle gang stand in for the traditional shepherds, and a foreign ambassador brings gold, frankincense, and myrrh to the newborn king.
Of this year’s eleven scheduled performances of Christmas Presence, four are open to the public.
• Tuesday, December 9 (6:30 pm): Iroquois Presbyterian Church, 970 Palatka Rd.
• Sunday, December 14 (11:00 am): Shively Worship Center, 1810 Appleton Ln.
• Wednesday, December 17 (6:30 pm): Shively Christian Church, 1822 Kendall Ln.
• Sunday, December 21 (7:00 pm): Highland Vineyard Church, 1649 Cowling Ave.
Christmas Presence is a production of Drama by George and the Highland Vineyard Church. Cast members include Stacey Marie Smith as Mary, Zach Nord as Joe, Dakota Collins as Jesse, Todd Zeigler as Gabriel, and Samantha Watzek as Biker/ Ambassador. Jill Schierbaum is the stage manager, and Christmas Presence is written and directed by George Halitzka. For more information, please visit www.dramabygeorge.com/christmas or call (502) 718-5090.