1547 Lakeside Drive
Oakland, California 94612

The Christmas Revels a trip through 19th century English countryside
Encountering the many faces of Geoff Hoyle
Directed by David Paar

Fridays Sundays: December 7-9 and 14-16, 2007

Fridays at 7:30 pm; Saturdays and Sundays at 1 pm & 5 pm

Scottish Rite Theater (1547 Lakeside Dr., Oakland)

TICKETS: $15-50

Special reduced ticket prices for Dec. 7 & 9: all side dress circle and center balcony seats are only $19!

BOX OFFICE: 510-452-8800 or www.calrevels.org

People need celebration. We need those wild and holy expressions of whom we are which lift us out of isolation and into connection with each other. We need moments which inject the ordinary with awe and engage our capacities for the extraordinary. Celebration does that. And Revels does that. - Dr. Elizabeth Lloyd Mayer (1947-2005), California Revels founder
Welcome the return of the light and say goodbye to the darkness of winter with the Christmas Revels! For 22 years, this festive pageant has been one of the high points of the Bay Areas holiday calendar. This year, the Revels welcome special guest artist and marvelous comic actor, Geoff Hoyle to their stage. Mr. Hoyle is a noted Bay Area actor who has clowned with Cirque du Soleil, The Pickle Family Circus, and Circus Flora.

Join Mr. Hoyle and the terrific all ages cast of Revelers for an unforgettable trip through the 19th century English countryside! This years plot revolves around the story of a Songcatcher whose purpose is to collect the songs, dances, and village traditions that mark the turning of the year. On his journey, the Songcatcher will encounter a variety of entertaining characters, several of which are played by Geoff Hoyle from church wardens and farmers, to pub keepers, spinsters, and even the itinerant music hall performer. Each personality has a bit of traditional lore to share with him, and with us. And as they are every year, the beloved traditions of the Abbots Bromley Stag Horn Dance and the Sussex Mummers Carol will be highlighted in the pageant, and audiences will be invited to dance through the halls singing the traditional Lord of the Dance chorus. Holiday magic for the whole family awaits you at the Scottish Rite Theater!

Event submitted by Eventful.com on behalf of NEQA.

Added by NEQA on November 23, 2007

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