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“The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” is now part of the Silver Spring Stage

20171108 204947 copy 2 Best ChristmasCast members rehearse for Silver Spring Stage’s “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever.” COURTESY PHOTOAndrea Spitz has staged such as plays “Proof” and “Rabbit hole,” with serious or even, in her words, “depressing” themes.

Now Spitz – a board member of Silver Spring Stage since 2007 – is directing much-lighter fare: the community theater's production of “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever.”

The play derives from the bestselling children’s holiday classic by Barbara Robinson, and, like the book and the 1983 TV special based on it, concerns the shenanigans of the Herdman siblings. Robinson has described them as “the most awful kids in history.”

That may be a bit of an exaggeration, but they're probably not the most well-behaved kids either.

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