The faculty will perform the Oberufer Shepherds' Play (part of a 16th century drama cycle which was preserved from earlier times through the oral tradition) on the last day of school before the Winter Break. The children eagerly look forward to it, as do we. The play's importance for and appeal to the children lies in its exploration of archetypes. While specific in subject, the Shepherds' Play is universal in meaning: goodness is stronger than evil; innocence and love overcome doubt and fear; light shines in darkness; the human spirit endures; good will still lives in human hearts. The performance is open to the community.