Based on the story "The Loudest Voice" by Grace Paley, Coney Island Christmas introduces us to Shirley Abramowitz, a 12 year old Jewish girl who is cast as Jesus in the school's Christmas Pageant, much to horror of her stiff-necked mother and amusement of her loving "papa".
As the now much older Shirley recounts the experience to her granddaughter (think the Princess Bride), the audience is taken back in time to Brooklyn New York during the great depression.
The show features not one but two hilarious school pageants - both Thanksgiving and Christmas.
This is a beautiful and timeless tale filled with laughter, tidings of comfort and joy....and inclusiveness.
The production opens December 8th with only six performances during the holiday season.
Anna Grace Gunnells as Little Shirley
Lora Hortert as Older Shirley
Pixie Convertino as Mrs. Abramowitz
RJ Palhegyl as Mr. Abramowitz
Jess Townsend as Miss Glace
Kip Gunnells as Mr. Hilton
Janie Thornton as Clara
with Lourdes Luster, Penelope Convertino, Gigi Nieto, Alyssa Brangenberg