VIDEO: Shawnigan Alliance Church actors present ‘The Journey of the Wise’

The Journey of the Wise was the Nativity play offered by the Shawnigan Alliance Church congregation on Saturday night, Dec. 15.

The weather co-operated as the enthusiastic volunteers presented one of their trilogy of Christmas plays; they rotate them from year to year.

This year’s story revolved around what the Magi saw and thought as they decided to follow a bright star that signified the birth of a new king.

Melchior (Jim Oldnall) tells Gaspar (Randy Zinkiew) that he’s neglecting his Magi studies. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)
Gaspar sees the star for the first time and tells his Magi colleagues. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)
Belshazzar (Roy Gammer) tells Gaspar and Melchior that stars often tell of great events. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)
‘We need to follow that star,’ Belshazzar tells the others. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)
King Herod expresses his frustration at constantly having to fight for his throne. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)
Bottom right: Three dancers apply for a position in Herod’s royal court. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)
The Magi present a gift to Herod when they visit him. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)
An angel warns the Magi in a dream not to go back to Herod and to return home by a different route to avoid him. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)
‘How are we going to find anyone in this crowded place?’ Gaspar asks, when they arrive at Bethlehem. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)
Top right: Meanwhile the Baby Jesus (Finn Willing) has been born to Joseph and Mary (Adam and Ashley Bishop). (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)
The Magi present their gifts for the Messiah. (Lexi Bainas/Citizen)

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