Coney Island Christmas
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By Donald Margulies
SHOW TIMES: Thursday, December 13th -
Sunday, December 23rd

Evening shows 7:30pm
Matinees 2:00pm

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.

By Pulitzer Prize-winner Donald Margulies this is a holiday show for people of all ages and all faiths.

The dates and times of Coney Island Christmas performances:

Thursday, December 13th – 7:30pm
Friday, December 14th – 7:30pm
Saturday, December 15th – 2:00pm
Saturday, December 15th – 7:30pm
Sunday, December 16th – 2:00pm

Wednesday, December 19th – 2:00pm
Thursday, December 20th – 7:30pm
Friday, December 21st – 7:30pm
Saturday, December 22nd – 2:00pm
Saturday, December 22nd – 7:30pm
Sunday, December 23rd – 2:00pm

Prices are:

$35 adult; $32 senior; $20 student; $15 child

Groups over ten price is $30 and actor half price tickets (and Tix@Six) are $18

 

The Elephantine Colossus on Coney Island

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Director:  Sasha Brätt

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* member of Actors Equity

 

 

 

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Did You
Know

A giant elephant hotel-turned-brothel once called Coney Island home! Built in 1885, a seven-story elephant-shaped building stood on Surf Ave and West 12th St. Inside the Elephant Colossus, pictured below, was said to be a concert hall, museum, cigar store, and spiral staircases (the legs) leading up to rooms and telescopes (the eyes). Its designer, James Lafferty, even referred to it as the "Eighth Wonder of the World." But as the saying goes, nothing lasts forever, and what started as a 31-room hotel eventually ended up as a brothel. The whole thing burned down in September 1896, but there’s no doubt it lived a legendary life while it lasted.