Coney Island comes to Winters in November

The Winters Theatre Company will be presenting “Coney Island Christmas” at the Winters Community Center this upcoming holiday season. 

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Jim Hewlett and Anita Ahuja

Winters Theatre Company

The Winters Theatre Company will be presenting “Coney Island Christmas” at the Winters Community Center this upcoming holiday season. 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.

There will be a gala opening on Friday, Nov. 22 at 7 p.m., and this will include complimentary cheesecake, champagne, coffee and soft drinks. Tickets will be $15 for the gala.

The show on Saturday, Nov. 23 will be at 7:30 p.m. and is a benefit for the Winters Music Boosters.  Ticket prices for the benefit will be announced later on the Winters Theatre Company website.

Other shows will be at 7:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays through Saturday, Dec. 7, and on Sundays at 2 p.m. on Nov. 24, Dec. 1 and Dec. 8.

There won’t be a show on Friday, Dec. 6; instead there will be a special showing on Thursday, Dec. 5 at 7:30 p.m.

Ticket prices for shows other than the gala and benefit will be $12 for adults, and $10 for seniors and children 12 and under.

More information is on the Winters Theatre Company website at winterstheatre.org. For more information email winterstheatre@gmail.com or call 530-795-4014.

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