Kings And Merrymaking At Traditional Christmas Show

December 9, 2009

Fools and kings next weekend will join in merrymaking and frivolity to transport audiences back to Medieval England for a celebration of the Winter Solstice.

The 19th annual production of The Christmas Revels will play over two weekends, Dec. 12 to 13 and Dec. 19 to 20, at the University of Houston’s Wortham Theater. The show, not seen in Houston in a decade, features a charming story line, spirited chants from the Medieval era and an enthusiastic cast of about 60 singers, actors and dancers.

Essentially a comedy with enough conflicts to ramp up the drama and the fun, the opening scene finds the Fool using his hilarious antics to entertain the crowd gathered at the banquet hall of a Medieval castle in England. The gathering awaits the arrival of the King, who finally enters to lead the greatly anticipated solstice celebration. The show comes complete with merrymaking, singing, frivolity and a Renaissance band. As always, expect a splash of audience participation.

Tickets area available at www.revelshouston.org and range from $12.50 for children to $35 for adults.

InstantNewsWestu Staff

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