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All are welcome to live nativity reenactment at Bishop Manogue



Manogue students Jace Winkelman and Ashley Laughlin portray Mary and Joseph in the 2012 live nativity. Image provided by Bishop Manogue Catholic High School.

WHAT:  Students and faculty from Bishop Manogue Catholic High School, as well as students from the Catholic elementary schools, will once again reenact the ultimate timeless tale during the school’s annual live nativity. The school has hosted a live nativity since 2006.

The event is supported by the E. L. Wiegand Performing Arts Collaborative.  The collaborative is funded by the E. L. Wiegand Foundation with the goal of creating a continuum of performing arts education through all grade levels in the Diocese of Reno’s five Catholic schools.

In addition to live reenactments of the Christmas Story, each lasting approximately 20 minutes, visitors can enjoy holiday music provided by the Bishop Manogue Choir, refreshments and a chance to browse and shop in the campus store. The event is free and open to the public.  Drama instructor Janet Lazarus says the audience always seems to enjoy the break from the holiday bustle that the performances provide. “The live nativity is a wonderful way for the whole family to get into the true spirit of the season. And that season goes by very quickly!”

WHEN:  Thursday, Dec. 19, from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the school’s chapel.

WHERE:  Bishop Manogue Catholic High School, 110 Bishop Manogue Dr., Reno

WHO:   Bishop Manogue Catholic High School is a four-year Catholic, co-educational high school in Reno. Established in 1948, it is the only Catholic high school in Northern Nevada.

E. L. Wiegand Foundation, headquartered in Reno, Nevada, embodies the spirit of Edwin L. Wiegand and works to personify his adherence to the work ethic, profound confidence in the free market system, lifelong scientific curiosity and appreciation of the fine and performing arts. Established in 1982, the foundation funds programs and projects of exemplary organizations which further this legacy and promote the emergence of tomorrow’s great ideas.

The cast of the 2012 live nativity. Image provided by Bishop Manogue Catholic High School.
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