ABOUT THE PLAY
The Live Animal Christmas Play is a southeast Iowa Christmas tradition that is still going strong after thirty-seven years of performances.
The 2012 production will be presented Saturday, December 8th, at 11am, 2pm, & 5pm.
It will also be presented Sunday, December 9th, at 10:30am.
The production tells the Christmas story of the birth of Jesus Christ and is unique among Christmas events, in that the play is performed INSIDE the church with the use of live animals in several scenes.
Shepherds are watching their flocks of sheep. Mary, riding a donkey, rides to Bethlehem with Joseph to be taxed. The manger scene depicts Joseph, Mary, and the baby Jesus in the stable amidst sheep, cows, goats, and other animals.
A camel comes right down the aisle!
Your children will love seeing a live camel and reindeer up close!
The play also features various state-of-the-art theater technologies. in addition to full artificial stage lighting, the crowd will be awed by special effects such as fog, confetti blasts, and a live flying angel hovering over the crowd.
Last year, thousands of people came to the town of Washington, Iowa to make this event their Christmas tradition.
Members of the Marion Avenue Baptist Church comprise the cast and crew; they spend hundreds of hours to plan, prepare, and perform the play each year.
We invite you to attend any or all of the free performances. Seating is on a first come first served basis. Come early to get a good seat!