december, 2016

This is a repeating event

15dec6:30 pmLa Natividad


Event Details

Tickets:  $17 – $23

Angels and shepherds. A suspicious king. A time of social distress. A pregnant woman knocks on the doors of the city, seeking shelter. Who is it that gathers to welcome the little one into this world? This is the Christmas Story, the story of the Holy Child born in our midst. This unique event honors the Mexican tradition of Las Posadas, leading everyone on a journey to four sites in our community. Enacted with beauty, humor, soulful live music, and an ending feast. Performed in English and Spanish.


In collaboration with St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, In the Heart of the Beast presents a modern-day retelling of the Nativity story, brought to life on the streets of Minneapolis. Drawing on the theatre’s long history of collaboration, socially relevant theatre, and community participation, La Natividad frames the Christmas story within the context of a Mexican-American Immigrant experience. The pregnant María and her fiancé José (portrayed by both live actors and giant puppets) travel along 15th Avenue in South Minneapolis. Who will offer them shelter?

Based on the Christmas Story in the Gospels of Luke and Matthew

Adapted by Sandy Spieler, Laurie Witzkowski, Patrick and Luisa Cabello Hansel, Paul Robinson, and Gustavo Boada

Directed by Sandy Spieler

Musical Direction by Laurie Witzkowski



(Thursday) 6:30 pm


In the Heart of the Beast

1500 E. Lake Street, Minneapolis