A CONEY ISLAND CHRISTMAS
Lockland High School Auditorium
Directed by Fred Hunt
Cast: Chessie Vigran as Shirley Abramowitz, Maya Kirzner as Clara, Olivia Joy Reese as Young Shirley, Joel Lind as Mr. Abramowitz, Cathy Judge as Mrs. Abramowitz, Denise Stephens as Mrs. Kornblum/Bearded Lady, Victoria Covarrubias as Miss Glace, Rich Schmaltz as Mr. Hilton, Sophia Rae Sheppard as Evie Slotnick/Mary, Jacob Rohrig as Jackie Saurfield/King James/Santa Claus, Parker Culp as Ira Pushkov/Hawker/Myles Standish/Ebenezer Scrooge, Melissa Sheppard as Teacher/Sideshow Hawker, David Escobedo-Arreola as Pedro Maldanado/Angel Gabriel, Omer Lyons Siler as Lester/Pilgrim #2, James Covarrubias as Henry Brown/Joseph, Grace Critzer as Wise Man #1, Leah Bracknell as Anna Ling/Wise Man #2, Nevaeh Darson as Sofia Sabatino/Squanto/Wise Man #3, Mikayla Baldwin as Priscilla Mullins/King Herod, Hope Eulenburg as Statue of Liberty/Grandmother, Luigina Yerino as Gypsy Fortune Teller/Hawker, Morgan Tracy as Tiny Tim/Pilgrim Woman, Jamiyah Estes as Shepherd #1, Londen Murray as Shepherd #2, Rebecca Baldwin as Pilgrim #1/Innkeeper & Lily Larsen as Ghost of Christmas Past
Pulitzer Prize-winner Donald Margulies weaves together nostalgia, music and merriment in this new seasonal classic. A holiday show for people of all ages and all faiths, CONEY ISLAND CHRISTMAS introduces us to Shirley Abramowitz, a young Jewish girl who (much to her immigrant parents’ exasperation) is cast as Jesus in the school’s Christmas pageant. As Shirley, now much older, recounts the memorable story to her great-granddaughter, the play captures a timeless and universal tale of what it means to be an American during the holidays.
- Thu-Fri, Dec. 7-8 at 7:30pm
- Sat, Dec. 9 at 2pm & 7:30pm
- Sun, Dec. 10 at 2pm