Boar’s Head tickets Nov. 12

Nov 07, 2012
The Magi and their pages play an important part in the Boar's Head & Yule Log Festival pageant.

Rockland — The Boar's Head & Yule Log Festival, held at the Rockland Congregational Church, 180 Limerock St., is preparing for its ninth annual performance Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 5 and 6 at 2 p.m. in the church sanctuary. Tickets will go on sale Monday, Nov. 12, available by calling the church office at 594-8656 Mondays through Thursdays between 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Reserved seating remains at $15 while general admission is $10. Mastercard and Visa are accepted too.

The tradition of the festival goes back nearly 2,000 years when the boar's head was the first dish served at great Roman feasts. By the 12th century, the serving of the boar's head at Christmastide in England symbolized the triumph of Christ over Satan and was associated with Epiphany, when the Magi found baby Jesus.

Since its inception in Rockland in 2004, the Boar's Head cast has been comprised of young and old amateur singers and dancers from the Midcoast communities of Waldoboro, Union, St. George, Rockland, Rockport, Camden, Owls Head and Spruce Head. Live animals play a large part in the production including a donkey, various sheep, two inquisitive llamas and one angora bunny.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115 or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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