Abert T. Viola

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  Carpenter's Son

Anytime Musical by Abert T. Viola

26 pages

16 m, 2 w, + ensemble


This is a sensitive and insightful treatment of the boyhood of Jesus, a plausible near-history. The story centers around his family's trip to Jerusalem for the Feast of the Passover. On their way there Jesus performs a miracle, to aid another child, and the lonliness in Jesus' heart melts away with a new understanding of his place in the world. When the family arrives in Jerusalem, Jesus turns up "missing." They finally find him in the temple, instructing and amazing his elders with profound truth and insight. This is a moving and imaginative story with a lovely and memorable score for a...