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World Premiere Event

The Nativity Variations

By Catherine Trieschmann
Directed by Shelley Butler

November 16 – December 11, 2022

Quadracci Powerhouse

O Holy (Moly) Night!

In a small midwestern town, auteur theater director Jules and her experimental community theater troupe face their biggest and most ambitious challenge yet – staging the Christmas pageant at St. Ignatius Episcopal Church. As their adventurous vision for the greatest story ever told hilariously evolves to include Shakespearian comedy and even foul-mouthed puppets, Jules – with a gentle nudge by Father Juan – is left to consider the purpose of her art and the true meaning of the holiday season. Modern cynicism meets emotional tenderness in this hilarious and heartfelt World Premiere by award-winning playwright Catherine Trieschmann (One House Over).

A John (Jack) D. Lewis New Play Development Program Production

Executive Producer
Judy Hansen

Associate Producers
Catherine & Buddy Robinson

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