Ashley Hall performing 88th annual Christmas play

Ashley Hall school will present its annual Christmas Play at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, December 7, at Saint Matthews Lutheran Church (405 King Street).

The Christmas Play, originating from the Nativity cycle of the medieval mystery plays of Chester, England, was first presented in 1924 under the direction of Mary Vardrine McBee, founder of Ashley Hall. Since that time it has been given annually as a Christmas gift to the city. Students, faculty and staff from all school divisions participate in the play. Now in its 88th year of production, the play is one of the school’s longest-standing traditions.

Admission is free and the public is welcome. Doors open at 6 p.m. No reserved seating.