Befana's Star: a traditional Italian Christmas story
Written by Susan Bertoia
A BellaLuna co-production with the Italian Cultural Centre and Presented by the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts Legend has it that around the 6th of January, also known as Epiphany, a bright star appeared in the eastern skies. While on their way to Bethlehem to visit the child king, the three Magi stop for a rest in southern Italy at the house of an old woman: Befana. Inspired by the wise men's quest, she decides to follow the star on her own and bring some of her yummy treats as gifts to the child. In the Italian tradition, it is said that the old Befana still flies on her broom on the eve of the Epiphany delivering gifts to all children around the world. Join BellaLuna in a colourful retelling of this story with live music, puppets and usual BellaLuna mayhem! A show for the whole family to enjoy!
Starring: BellaLuna Ensemble - Susan Bertoia, Stefano Giulianetti and Marco Soriano with Sabine Freschi and many many more exciting people!!
More info coming but here are the details thus far... Where: Shadbolt Centre for the Arts (Burnaby)- Studio Theatre When: December 13 and 14 at 4pm and 7pm Info: Shadbolt Centre for the Arts.