Owen Meany’s Christmas Pageant

12/5/2007:

This Friday and Saturday!

“Christmas Pageant from Hell”

owen-meany-hoboken-mile-square-theater-2.jpg“From John Irving’s Best-Seller, comes the Owen Meany Christmas Pageant, the “Christmas Pageant from Hell”

Everything that can go wrong does! From theatrical costume mishaps, to angels being left hanging in the rafters, to the ensuing drama that unfolds when Owen Meany convinces everyone in the annual pageant that this year he should be cast as baby Jesus. The story is set in an Episcopal Church in Irving’s fictional New England town of Gravesend, New Hampshire, which director Michole Biancosino skillfully brings to life in a staged reading by the Mile Square Theatre company.

It’s definitely not PG-rated, so don’t bring the kids. Unfortunately, we can’t say more on that, but if you know John Irving, then you know how far he can take things – all to a hilarious end.”

Two Nights Only: Friday, 12/7 and Saturday 12/8 @ 8:00 p.m. at the Hoboken Historical Museum. Tickets are $20

Seating is limited so call 201.208.7809, or RSVP by sending an email to: admin@milesquaretheatre.org

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6 Comments on "Owen Meany’s Christmas Pageant"


sullyx
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8 years 9 months ago

did anyone go to the pageant? I unfortunately had to go out of town and thus missed it. I am buying the book for a friend this year for Christmas as well as a back up copy for myself because the last time I lent it to someone they never returned it!

MauMau
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MauMau
8 years 9 months ago

[quote comment=”56872″]If I may, MauMau. First off, the ending is spectacular. A surprising, heartbreaking event that is believable and unbelievable at the same time. Then, the whole character of Owen is built up to be this young man, who despite so many major things working against him, has an inspiring spirit, an optimistic nature, and quirky way of going through life.

It’s been a lot of years since I read the book so details escape me. That being said, I do remember a bit of the pageant and wonder who they are getting to play Owen??!

The impression the book leaves makes it a MUST READ for those who do read. It appeals to all. Importantly, don’t take a shortcut- DON’T see the movie based on the book.[/quote]
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Thank you, Litterboken. I must read.

Litterboken
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Litterboken
8 years 9 months ago

If I may, MauMau. First off, the ending is spectacular. A surprising, heartbreaking event that is believable and unbelievable at the same time. Then, the whole character of Owen is built up to be this young man, who despite so many major things working against him, has an inspiring spirit, an optimistic nature, and quirky way of going through life.

It’s been a lot of years since I read the book so details escape me. That being said, I do remember a bit of the pageant and wonder who they are getting to play Owen??!

The impression the book leaves makes it a MUST READ for those who do read. It appeals to all. Importantly, don’t take a shortcut- DON’T see the movie based on the book.

MauMau
Member
MauMau
8 years 9 months ago

So sullyx and CB, you’ve piqued my curiousity. What in particular makes this John Irving novel your favorite?

Colonblow
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Colonblow
8 years 9 months ago

Mine too, good read.

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