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