FungusAmongus auditions tomorrow for Christmas show

FungusAmongus is still looking for a few folks for the Christmas show “The Butterfingers Angel, Mary and Joseph, Herod the Nut, and the Slaughter of Twelve Hit Carols in a Pear Tree,” by William Gibson.
The group needs one teenage girl, an adult woman, and two children (male or female). Tomorrow (Saturday, Oct. 15) the group is hosting another audition at 4 p.m. at the Dassel History Center.
Synopsis? It’s sweet.
David Metcalf will direct the story of Mary and Joseph and the birth of Jesus from a fresh and richly creative point of view, the story combines a series of deftly constructed short scenes, traditional Christmas music, and often antic characterizations into a wholly original theatre piece. The flow of the action follows the Biblical recounting, but is enhanced by a tree, a sheep and a donkey who talk (and most amusingly); a beguiling Mary who had heretofore decided that men and marriage were not for her; a suddenly cautious Joseph who now contends that he is too old for his intended (having earlier scoffed at Mary for expressing the same thought); and a flustered boy-angel who directs the action from a promptbook and manages to get only the most strangled, bleating sounds from his trumpet. But, through all the lively and resourceful happenings, the true significance of the occasion is never lost, and the underlying mood and spirit of reverence is, if anything, enhanced and made new by the distinctive approach of this joyful and unique retelling.
The performances will take place December 9 to 11 and 16 to 18 at the Dassel History Center.
(Our board of directors has learned from experience that the following policy is needed, and will be enforced. We appreciate your understanding and compliance.
COVID-19 vaccinations are required for participants 18 and older, and encouraged for those under 18.)

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