• ATLANTIC BEACH EXPERIMENTAL THEATRE
2015-2016 | SEASON 24

CONEY ISLAND CHRISTMAS

DEC 4 5 11 12 13 18 19 20 | FRI & SAT 8PM  SUN 2PM 

by Donald Margulies

directed by MEGAN GEORGEO
stage manager:  MARA SCHREIBER

COMEDY | 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.

Gave me the gift of wonder … incredible enchantment!”— Los Angeles Times

A  jewel … simply hilarious!”— Variety

Could be the biggest hit of the jam-packed holiday season. Perfect for families!”— Backstage


 

Delightfully charming and the perfect holiday show for people of all ages and all faiths.. a show with plenty of heart in its message about tolerance and acceptance.. Joseph Stearman and Amy Tillotson portray Mr. and Mrs. Abramowitz brilliantly.. | READ FULL REVIEW
− Tamara McClaran, BUZZ
Kaiti Barta gives an inspired performance as Shirley that is both heartwarming and comic.. Megan Georgeo made an impressive debut as a Director with this show.. While the play is a lot of fun, its message is that Christmas and Hanukkah celebrations differ but share roots from ancient times.. We loved the energy and performances of the entire cast. | READ FULL REVIEW
− Dick Kerekes & Leisla Sansom, EU Jacksonville
photography by SUSAN J ROCHE
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THE CAST .
JEAN LIJOI
JEAN LIJOI
as Shirley Abramowitz
TESS MILLER
TESS MILLER
as Clara
KAITI BARTA
KAITI BARTA
as Young Shirley
JOSEPH STEARMAN
JOSEPH STEARMAN
as Mr. Abramowitz
AMY TILLOTSON
AMY TILLOTSON
as Mrs. Abramowitz
MEGANNE JOHNSON
MEGANNE McCAWLEY JOHNSON
as Mrs. Kornblum
CHRISTOPHER COLLINSWORTH
CHRISTOPHER COLLINSWORTH
as Mr. Hilton
HANNAH VENTRO
HANNAH VENTRO
as Miss Glace
CARMEN BURBRIDGE
CARMEN BURBRIDGE
as Evie Slotnick
TYLER LEWIS
TYLER LEWIS
as Jackie Sauerfield
KYLE CONRAD DE ANDREA BELL
KYLE CONRAD DE’ANDREA BELL
as Ira Pushkov
CAMPBELL FORD
CAMPBELL FORD
as Henry Brown
KAYLA BOWMAN
KAYLA BOWMAN
as Anna Ling
MELANIE ARDEN
MELANIE ARDEN
as Classmate
EMILY COLLINS
EMILY COLLINS
as Classmate
GARRETT HOWLEY-HARVEY
GARRETT HOWLEY-HARVEY
as Classmate

 

PRODUCTION TEAM .

Set Design: MEGAN GEORGEO
Costume Design: MEGAN GEORGEO, AMY TILLOTSON
Lighting Design: BRYAN FRANK
Lighting Crew: GORDON FRANK
Light Board Operator: MARA SCHREIBER
Production Tech: MELANIE ARDEN
Poster Design: SHEPHERD
Web Design / Social Media Marketing: CARYL BUTTERLEY
Program: CELIA FRANK, DAGHER PRINTING
Photography: SUSAN ROCHE, MEGAN GEORGEO
Opening Night Reception: AUDREY DEARBORN,THERESA ROOKEY, WALTER KRUPINSKI, KEN ROOKEY, BEV DENEEN, CAROL KALATA

 

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