Nov 17–Dec 17, 2017

By Donald Margulies
Directed by Elena Giannetti

Coney Island Christmas introduces us to Shirley Abramowitz, a young Jewish girl who, much to her immigrant mother’s 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 audience is treated to an enchanting, timeless tale of what it means to discover our own holiday traditions.

Pulitzer Prize-winner Donald Margulies weaves together nostalgia, music, and merriment in this new seasonal classic for people of all ages and all faiths.

Production Photos


Mary Cutler Shirley Abramowitz

Mary Cutler
Shirley Abramowitz

Lily Wangerin Young Shirley

Lily Wangerin
Young Shirley

Gabriella Rosen Clara

Gabriella Rosen

Anthony R Johnson Mr. Abramowitz

Anthony R Johnson
Mr. Abramowitz

Shana Eisenberg Mrs. Abramowitz

Shana Eisenberg
Mrs. Abramowitz

Michael Conroy Mr. Hilton

Michael Conroy
Mr. Hilton

Lydia Wildes Miss Glacé

Lydia Wildes
Miss Glacé

Ellie Herringshaw Evie Slotnick

Ellie Herringshaw
Evie Slotnick

Brad Krieger Jackie Sauerfeld

Brad Krieger
Jackie Sauerfeld

Zach Hays Ira Pushkov

Zach Hays
Ira Pushkov

Dara Xiong Anna Ling

Dara Xiong
Anna Ling

Rebekah Meyer Henrietta Brown

Rebekah Meyer
Henrietta Brown

Brandon Lund Lester Maldanado

Brandon Lund
Lester Maldanado

Meng Xiong Giuseppe Sabatino

Meng Xiong
Giuseppe Sabatino


Artistic Staff

Director: Elena Giannetti
Stage Manager: Jenna Hyde
Scenic Designer: Leazah Behrens
Costume Designer: Samantha Kuhn Staneart
Lighting Designer: Kurt Jung
Properties Designer: Taylor Palmer
Sound Designer: Rosendo St. Pierre
Scenic Artist: Mark Lopez
Asst. Stage Managers: Lea Brucker, Will Rosin
Dialect Coach: Keely Wolter
Sound Board Operator: Blues Bland