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The 3 1/2 Stories of Christmas
St. Pius V Church
Cannon Falls, MN
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Up to 40 children Kindergarten age through 4th grade can participate in the show if they are here for the practice at 6:15pm day of play!! When can your child or grandchild perform with a major television personality? (If you would like your child to participate please Email or call 507.263.2578. This is done on a "first come" basis. Need to be at the practice the day of the play.)

Frank Runyeon is best known for his many roles on television. He starred for seven years as Steve Andropoulos on As the World Turns opposite Meg Ryan, a storyline that garnered the second highest ratings in the history of daytime television.  He next appeared for four years as Father Michael Donnelly on the Emmy award-winning Santa Barbara, and as tycoon Simon Romero on General Hospital, opposite Emma Samms.  Frank has also guest-starred in recurring roles on Falcon Crest as chess genius Jovan Dmytryk, on Melrose Place as Father Tom, on All My Children as Forrest Williams, and on L.A. LAW as talk-show host Brooks Tapman.

He was recently nominated for a Daytime Emmy for his guest-starring role as Angel on The Young & the Restless.

The sound of celestial choirs...  
      the shadow of wings...  
            a flash of white light...
                   and riding on the clouds of heaven...                            ------ POOF! ------
                                He appears!
--And hes not quite what you expected.

Runyeons comically imperfect angel-in-training arrives with a crash--from Brooklyn.  He is the Angel of Advent, sent to prepare the way for the coming of the Christmas Angel.

And he is not the only one who is "in training."  The audience, he says, must also be trained--so they can play their part in the Christmas story.

They need eyes that can see the glory...and ears that can hear the music... and hearts that can trust, if they are ever to know the secret of Christmas....

So he retells the entire story of the Bible from the angels' point of view, recapping the Old Testament as only an angel can--in 10 minutes.  He says it is the story of light coming into the world:

The story begins with light being created in the beginning...

Then, when humanity falls into darkness, the story continues with a new kind of light given to Grandpa Abraham, King David, and his descendants:

Not light out there... but a new kind of light... in here... by trusting when you hear His Voice...

And the story climaxes when the Angel Gabriel comes to Mary...

As the story unfolds, all the kids and quite a few adults from the audience suddenly discover themselves center stage, helping to bring the story of Christmas alive in ways they never thought possible.

And the final half story?  Oh, it starts with St. Nicholas, and it ends with--
but that's a secret.

Frank Runyeon has won national acclaim for his work as a translator and performer of Biblical texts over the past 20 years. He has performed the gospel for hundreds of thousands of people in almost every state in America, earning rave reviews from critics,
scholars, and church leaders of every denomination. He is regularly reviewed as the best speaker we have ever heard by students and faculty at private and public schools across the nation.

Frank will pose for pictures and sign autographs after the play!

This play is a youth group fundraising event.
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Frank Runyeon will pose for photos and sign autographs after the event. There will be refreshments.


St. Pius V Church (View)
410 Colvill St W
Cannon Falls, MN 55009
United States

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Arts > Performance
Other > Family-Friendly
Other > Fundraisers
Other > Holiday

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


Owner: St. Pius V
On BPT Since: Oct 04, 2017
Cindy Meyers

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