An engraved version of this work can be found in the Pacific Northwest Special Collections at University of Washington Libraries.
November 29, 1970
THE DAYS OF HEROD
On December 6th and 8th at 8:00 P.M. St. Mark’s Cathedral will present a first Seattle performance of “The Days of Herod,” an adaptation of a 12th century mystery play. This is a unique piece of theatre, performed in the style of medieval liturgical drama, using masques, mime, music and dance, with the entire Cathedral incorporated into the action of the performance.
The drama of the play unfolds to tell in addition to the traditional and familiar Christmas story, the story of the rise and fall of Herod, a man who believed himself “a King to live and rule forever.”
Some of the scenes to be included are the Coronation of Herod, the angels appearing to the Shepherds, Adoration of the Shepherds and of the Magi, Slaying of the Innocents, Return of the Holy Family to Galilee.
Music is composed by Peter R. Hallock
Play directed by Aurora Valentinetti
Sound Engineer, Glenn D. White
Dance Director, Mrs. Kay Pinneo