“Omnium Gatherum,” a celebration of the Christmas season

  • Tue Dec 12th, 2017 8:09am
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Contributed photo
                                The ensemble from 2016

Contributed photo The ensemble from 2016

Staff report

Island Stage Left’s “Omnium Gatherum” is an island tradition that warms the heart through stories, poetry and music.

“Come and celebrate the spirit of the season with us, through storytelling, theatre, and song,” say organizers.

“Omnium Gatherum,” meaning “a gathering of all,” is playing from Dec. 15 through Christmas Eve at the San Juan County Fairgrounds in the Marie Boe building. Performances on Dec. 24 are at 4 and 6:30 p.m. Reservations are available for Christmas Eve only by emailing stageleft@centurytel.net with the number of people in your party, matinee or evening performance, last name, and any special needs.

According to a press release by Stage Left, they hope, once again, to nurture “hygge” – the traditional Danish concept of “coziness of the soul” and the reason that Danes have been rated, for many years, the world’s happiest people.

The production incorporates the gathering of friends, candlelight, home-spun music, warm drinks, telling stories by the fire and letting go of life’s worries.

“We love to share this warm and embracing evening with our community each year. It has become one of our most popular traditions,” say organizers. “Come alone, with friends and/or family prepared to laugh, to reminisce and to celebrate!”

For more information, visit www.islandstageleft.org.