The Second Shepherds' Play

Performance Dates

This magical retelling of the Nativity story combines beautiful music and a moving story for the holiday season. Folger Consort, the award-winning early music ensemble in residence at the Folger Shakespeare Library, performs festive medieval English tunes against the backdrop of this engaging mystery play adapted and directed by Helen Hayes Award-winneer Mary Hall Surface. Set in the English countryside, The Second Shepherds’ Play weaves together the stories of the shepherds, a sheep stealer and his cunning wife, and the miracle in a humble manger in Bethlehem. Cast includes: Tonya Beckman, Megan Graves, Lilian Oben, Ryan Sellers, and others.

"A lovely seasonal surprise" - The Washington Post

Production Information

Approximate Running Time
110 minutes

Creative Team

Set Designer
Costume Designer
Choreographer for plays
Musical Director
Sound Designer
Lighting Designer
Puppet Design by Aaron Cromie
Puppeteer, Matt Wilson