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California Revels Press Room

Press Room

Media Contact: Dirk Burns 510-452-9334


The 2013 Christmas Revels Program - 8mb

Performer Biographies: The Spirits of Haddon Hall

Robert Sicular Cynthia Bessham Jeff Raz James Galileo Christmas at Haddon Hall.(Photo from a previous production of The Christmas Revels.) Lia Gips as an apprentice fool from the 2008 Christmas Revels

A winter fire at Haddon Hall.


About The Revels

Since 1986, California Revels have brought their unique theatrical, participatory arts form to audiences in the Bay Area. Founded by singer, author and music educator John Langstaff in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1971, The Christmas Revels crosses religious and ethnic boundaries and appeals to young and old alike. The Christmas Revels blends traditional music, dance, ritual and folk plays from many different cultures, presented by a large volunteer chorus of children and adults drawn from the community, accompanied by highly talented professional actors, musicians, artists, directors and “bearers of tradition.” For more information call 510-452-9334.