The holiday story returns

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The annual holiday tale, “La Pastorella” is set to begin its run  in just a couple of weeks at the Lyceum Theater in Horton Plaza.

“La Pastorela de Creencia” is a contemporary twist on the traditional story of the shepherds’ journey to Bethlehem to witness the first Christmas.  Called to action by Archangels Michael and Gabriel, the shepherds face temptation and danger from evil Lucifer and his nasty minions.  The bilingual script is primarily in English with beautiful Christmas carols sung in Spanish.

The critically acclaimed play is written by Southwestern College professor Max Branscomb.

“La Pastorela de Creencia” runs Dec. 13-16 and 19-22 at 7:30 p.m., and 2 p.m. Dec. 15, 16, 22 and 23 .  Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for students, military and groups and $7 for children under 12 or groups of 10 or more.  For reservations call (619) 544-1000.