Martinsville's community theatre company presents The Best Christmas Pageant Ever! The story, adapted from the book of the same name, features six delinquent children enaged in misfit behavior for their ages, inclduing smoking, cussing, drinking jug wine and shoplifting. They attend church for the first time after learning that the church offers snacks. Despite protests from some church members, they are given roles in the Sunday school's Christmas play, in which they tell the Christmas Story in a decidedly nonconventional fasion, and hilarity ensues.
Performances will be December 7-16 at 8 PM on Friday and Saturday and 2:30 pm on Sunday. Tickets are available online at www.merrymacplayers.org.