The Christmas Revels:
A Venetian Celebration of the Winter Solstice
December 8-27, 2017
18 Performances - Matinees & Evenings
Harvard University's Sanders Theatre, Cambridge, MA
Join us for this special holiday celebration set in Renaissance Venice, crossroads of the world!
Note: All remaining performances of the 2017 Christmas Revels are now SOLD OUT.
A holiday tradition for more than four decades, The Christmas Revels is a joyful theatrical celebration of the winter solstice that travels the world each year showcasing cultural traditions including music, dance, folktales and rituals. This year we explore the magical city of Venice!
WHO LET THE DOGE OUT?
The Doge of Venice has had it. It is time for the solstice Feast of the Seven Fishes and everyone wants his opinion - merchants, lawyers, politicians, artists, even the fishwives want him to rule on who makes the best spaghetti putanesca. So he is going to take a little unauthorized vacation and meet some of his more lowly subjects. The wild adventures ahead involve reckless actors, jailbreaks, itinerant musicians, English Morris men and maybe even the Spanish Armada! A beloved holiday tradition since 1971, The Christmas Revels features luscious music, tricky sets and gorgeous costumes, superb musical guests, a tuneful, dancing chorus, some familiar Revels touchstones, and street kids who sing like angels. See you in Venezia this Christmas!