Coney Island Christmas

Coney Island with Shadow
By Donald Margulies
Based on the short story The Loudest Voice by Grace Paley.
Directed by Kit Wilder
November 21st – December 22nd, 2013

Featuring: Tasi Alabastro, Sarah Benjamin, Lillian Bogovich, Tyler Della, Ivette Deltoro, Tim Garcia, Jeremy Griffith, Chase Kinsey, James Kopp, Nick Mandracchia, Maria Marquis, Sara Renée Morris, Putrina Rafie, Roneet Aliza Rahamim, Michael Rhone

Pulitzer Prize winner Donald Margulies weaves together nostalgia, music and merriment in the Bay Area premiere of 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. In the spirit of last season’s Christmas Shorts, the play features not one, but two “endearingly inept” holiday showcases, with young Shirley in the leading roles. 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.

World-renowned playwright Donald Margulies won the 2000 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for Dinner With Friends. Coney Island Christmas was commissioned by Geffen Theatre founder Gil Cates and premiered at the Geffen last winter.

November 21st – December 22nd, 2013
Thursday, Friday, Saturday evenings at 8:00 pm
Sunday Matinees at 2pm (Starting December 1st)

Thursday, November 21st – Pay What You Can Preview
Friday, November 22nd – $20 Preview
Saturday, November 23rd – Opening Night with post-show reception

In observation of Thanksgiving, there will be no performance Thursday, November 28th.
The performance on Friday, December 6th, is a private showing and closed to the public.

Students and Educators only $17!
Subject to availability, excludes Opening Night and Previews
Senior and Groups discounts available, wheelchair accessible