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DATES FOR REICHHOLD'S 'FOLK NATIVITY' CHANGED

Nov. 7, 2002 – The Christmas season production of the Reichhold Center for the Arts will take place closer to Christmas than had originally been planned.
"Folk Nativity," the musical by Dominicans Alwin Bully and Einstar LeBlanc, is now scheduled for the nights of Dec. 14 and 15. The initially announced dates were Nov. 30 and Dec. 1.
"Our original intention was for the community to kick off the holiday season at the Reichhold Center" with the earlier dates, marketing manager Dionne Carty Jackson said. "However, when one of the annual community productions was recently canceled, the new dates
became available."
"Folk Nativity," written in 1976, is a story set in a rural Caribbean village. It centers on an eccentric hermit who is on trial for the theft of a stem of bananas. In his defense, the man recounts the Christmas story, played out by contemporary characters in the biblical roles.
For background on the play and an interview with Bully two years ago, see "Reichhold keeping a Caribbean Christmas".
Describing "Folk Nativity" as "a delightful play with wonderful music," Reichhold director David Edgecombe said the work "brings a distinctive Caribbean flavor to Christmas celebration on St. Thomas. We presented it two years ago for the first time at Reichhold, and even since, we've been inundated with requests for an encore performance."
As with the 2000 production, Edgecombe will direct and Josephine Thomas-Lewis will be the musical director.
Season subscribers and others already holding tickets for the Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 dates should call the box office at 693-1559 and reserve the new date of their preference to see the show. Individual tickets for the performances are being sold at Krystal and Gifts Galore, both Modern Music stores, Parrot Fish Music, the UVI bookstore and the Reichhold box office on St. Thomas; and at Connections in Cruz Bay on St. John.
To purchase tickets online, go to the Reichhold Center Web site. To do so by telephone using a charge card, call the box office at 693-1559.

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Nov. 7, 2002 - The Christmas season production of the Reichhold Center for the Arts will take place closer to Christmas than had originally been planned.
"Folk Nativity," the musical by Dominicans Alwin Bully and Einstar LeBlanc, is now scheduled for the nights of Dec. 14 and 15. The initially announced dates were Nov. 30 and Dec. 1.
"Our original intention was for the community to kick off the holiday season at the Reichhold Center" with the earlier dates, marketing manager Dionne Carty Jackson said. "However, when one of the annual community productions was recently canceled, the new dates
became available."
"Folk Nativity," written in 1976, is a story set in a rural Caribbean village. It centers on an eccentric hermit who is on trial for the theft of a stem of bananas. In his defense, the man recounts the Christmas story, played out by contemporary characters in the biblical roles.
For background on the play and an interview with Bully two years ago, see "Reichhold keeping a Caribbean Christmas".
Describing "Folk Nativity" as "a delightful play with wonderful music," Reichhold director David Edgecombe said the work "brings a distinctive Caribbean flavor to Christmas celebration on St. Thomas. We presented it two years ago for the first time at Reichhold, and even since, we've been inundated with requests for an encore performance."
As with the 2000 production, Edgecombe will direct and Josephine Thomas-Lewis will be the musical director.
Season subscribers and others already holding tickets for the Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 dates should call the box office at 693-1559 and reserve the new date of their preference to see the show. Individual tickets for the performances are being sold at Krystal and Gifts Galore, both Modern Music stores, Parrot Fish Music, the UVI bookstore and the Reichhold box office on St. Thomas; and at Connections in Cruz Bay on St. John.
To purchase tickets online, go to the Reichhold Center Web site. To do so by telephone using a charge card, call the box office at 693-1559.

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