BRUNSWICK – Barbara Robinson’s comedy “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever,” directed by Wendy Poole, will open at The Theater Project, 14 School St., on Friday, Dec. 10, and play for six performances through Sunday, Dec. 19.

In it, a brave woman is trying to put on an annual church Christmas pageant, despite having to cast the major roles with the some horrible kids. The Herdmans, who start their reign of terror with no clue about the story, end it with the discovery of the true meaning of Christmas. The Seattle Times called it, “One of the best Christmas stories ever – and certainly one of the funniest.”

The play will be performed by 22 teenage members of The Theater Project’s Young Company, high school students from Brunswick, Harpswell, Bowdoinham and Topsham. Poole says, “For me, “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” is about growing and understanding that will hopefully lead to acceptance. Working with these young people has been great. They make me smile, make me proud and make me glad to come to work.”

The show is appropriate for the whole family. More information about The Theater Project is available at

Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Dec. 10 and 11, 17 and 18, and 2 p.m. matinees on Sundays, Dec. 12 and 19.

For reservations, people can call the box office at 729-8584 or e-mail [email protected] The Theater Project is at 14 School St., behind the Tontine Mall.

Admission for all performances is pay-what-you-want, with a suggested price of $10.

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