Invented c. 1200 A.D.
Re-invented for the 21st century.
This production of the Play of Daniel was first performed in 2008 at The Cloisters Museum, New York City, to commemorate the 1958 modern premiere by the New York Pro Musica. The creative act that brought the Play of Daniel into being - the inventio of the “youth of Beauvais” - occurred in the latter part of the twelfth century.
As if stepping out of the illuminated pages of a medieval manuscript, the players of this production, directed by Drew Minter with musical direction by Mary Anne Ballard, bring this beautiful and riveting story of Daniel in the lion’s den to modern audiences of all ages.