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For a Child is Born to Us…. The Nativity

For a Child is Born to Us…

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 For a Child is Born to Us... — Adapted from the Gospels of Matthew and Luke
“For a Child is Born to Us…
 is an adaption of the Infancy narratives from the Gospels of Matthew and Luke by long-time QVTC Board Member and current Vice-President G. C. Ðavis.  He has been writing and revising this script off and on for 15 years.  It has now reached its final form, as a vocal ensemble piece to be recorded onto a CD or other audio media.  It is hoped by QVTC that this format will be used to present the other plays that we have staged before.  

G.C. has suggested that there be a staged reading version set in the same fashion.   The inspiration for this idea came when another theater company did a reading of Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” in this style.  It was well received.

He is endeavoring to get cultural adaptations done as well.  He has since approached the Viêtnamese group Cải Lương San Jose for adapting it to the Cải Lương performance style.  Cải Lương is a form of operatic performance still in practice in Việt Nam.    Unfortunately, the Cải Lương San Jose group declined the offer.   Another opportunity for this has arisen and the possibility  is being explored at this point.  

“It’s important for Catholics to help preserve these performing arts.  During the Renaissance, the Church patronized the arts heavily.  Look what’s to show for it…Donatello, Michaelangelo, Raphael, Leonardo da Vinci, Bernini, Fra Angelico, and so on.  I’d like to see the Church strengthen its artistic muscle.   Quo Vadis Theatre Company aspires to be part of a Catholic Renaissance in the Arts.”   Says Davis.

“It’s a shame that Mozart and Salieri didn’t team up and adapt the story from the Passion to Pentecost into an Opera.  That would have been one for the ages.”

The stage script will shortly be available for sale to present with a reasonable royalty rate.

Due to staging problems caused by the large number of characters, the script has been adapted for audio recording format.
A date has been set for a session at a San Jose recording studio.
On July 30th, the program was recorded in a session at a San Jose recording studio.
 The audio file and the accompanying new artwork have been uploaded to our download provider.   Release will come shortly.
For a Child is Born to Us...–Adapted from the Gospels of Matthew and Luke – Quo Vadis Theatre Company – Click here for purchase paage