Discovering the true meaning of Christmas

A Charlie Brown Christmas, based upon the Peanuts comic strip by Charles M. Schulz, is back by popular demand and will be presented on the Wilton Playshop stage Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, Dec. 7-9.

Based on the television special by Bill Melendez and Lee Mendelson, this holiday favorite was adapted for the stage by Eric Schaeffer. Jeffrey Spector will direct and Christine Titus will choreograph this production in which Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and the other Peanuts grapple with the real meaning of Christmas.  

When Charlie Brown complains about the overwhelming materialism he sees during the Christmas season, Lucy suggests he become director of the school Christmas pageant. Charlie Brown accepts, but this proves to be a frustrating endeavor. When his attempt to restore the proper holiday spirit with a forlorn little Christmas tree fails, Linus helps him learn the true meaning of Christmas.

The production is recommended for children of all ages. Its approximate running time is 40 minutes.

Performance times are:

  • Dec. 7 at 7:30 p.m.

  • Dec. 8 at 11 a.m., 2 p.m., 5 p.m.

  • Dec. 9 at 2 and 5 p.m.

Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 or children 12 and under and may be purchased online at . Wilton Playshop is on Lovers Lane.