Frederick Classical Ensemble

Frederick Classical Ensemble Presents The Second Shepherds Play

Event Details

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  • Venue: Downtown Y

This comedy with a Christmas message is sure to delight audiences of all ages with the hilarious antics of its quirky characters, as well as its Christmas songs. Be prepared to join a sing-along at the end of the play.

On Christmas Eve, three shepherds—Coll, Gyb, and Daw—are herding their flock on their organic sheep farm commune when Mak, who has a reputation for stealing sheep, visits them.

Mak succeeds in filching a ram, which he swiftly delivers to his wife, Gill, who is furious with Mak for exposing both of them to the risk of legal consequences. To protect their secret—and their Christmas dinner—Gill and Mak wrap the sheep in swaddling clothes and hide it in their cradle. 

As the three shepherds solve the crime and retrieve their material possession, they learn an important spiritual lesson—right before they witness the miracle of Christmas first-hand. 

Admission: Donations (half of which will benefit the YMCA of Frederick County)

For more information, please contact:
Leia Thompson Wood, Arts & Humanities Director
301-663-5131 ext. 1275

*Rating/Age Appropriate/Warnings: Family-friendly holiday show. Contains references to pregnancy and childbirth.*


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