River & Rail Theatre Co. brings back the whimsical, folk musical, The Unusual Tale of Mary & Joseph’s Baby.
The musical dares to take the classic story at its word: there really is a pregnant virgin; there are shepherds, angels, foreign dignitaries, 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 a racially diverse cast, an exciting new 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 oft-told story with a sincerity and humanity that bursts with imagination and wonder.
The Unusual Tale of Mary & Joseph’s Baby is written by Tennessee-based award winning recording artist, Don Chaffer, and NYC-based playwright, Chris Cragin-Day. This year it's being directed by Laura Dupper with assistance from River & Rail Theatre Co. co-founder, Amelia Peterson.