Auburn Community Players Gear Up For Holiday Play

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The Auburn Community Players 2012 holiday performance is “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever,” which will be performed on Nov. 30 and Dec. 1.
The Auburn Community Players 2012 holiday performance is “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever,” which will be performed on Nov. 30 and Dec. 1. Photo Credit: Christine Taylor

AUBURN, Mass. - Want to enjoy a fun and entertaining play this holiday season? The Auburn Community Players group has just the performance for you.

The group's 2012 holiday performance is “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever,” which will be performed on Nov. 30 at 7 p.m. and Dec. 1 at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. The three performances will take place at Pakachoag Church, 203 Pakachoag St.

The play is directed by Christine Taylor, with musical direction by Randy Bloom. The performance is described as a “hilarious Christmas tale”:

“The Herdmans are the worst kids in the history of the world. They lie, steal, smoke cigars, swear, and hit little kids. So no one is prepared when this outlaw family invades church one Sunday and decides to take over the annual Christmas pageant.

“None of the Herdmans has ever heard the Christmas story before. Their interpretation of the tale - the Wise Men are a bunch of dirty spies and Herod needs a good beating - has a lot of people up in arms. But it will make this year's pageant the most unusual anyone has seen and, just possibly, the best one ever.”

The performance features 50 children and adults in the cast and crew, mostly from Auburn. Rehearsals for the show are taking place on Sundays at 4 p.m. and Tuesdays at 7 p.m.

Tickets for the play are $10 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. Ages 3 and under get in for free. Purchase tickets at http://acppageant.eventbrite.com/ or call 508-755-8718.

Founded in October 2011 by Christine Taylor, the Auburn Community Players’ debut performance was Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol.” With more than 30 Auburn residents ranging in age from 7 to 50, the group performed to two full houses. The group also performed at the inaugural season of the Pappas Recreation Complex “Concert in the Park” series. 

For more information, contact Taylor at c-taylor@att.net or 508-254-4834.

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