The Early Interval invites you to a Twelfth Night double bill of musical drama! The program begins with the medieval Play of Herod, a 12th century liturgical "mystery" play, which tells the story of the Magi’s visit to the nativity in song. Masques were a festive Twelfth Night tradition beginning in the Renaissance, and reached their height of popularity in the early 17th century. Ben Jonson’s Christmas, his Masque premiered in 1616 as a light-hearted entertainment. Just over 400 years later, a fresh interpretation will feature songs and dances by English court composers including Thomas Campion and Thomas Lupo. Join the celebration!