A Very Merry Unauthorized Children’s Scientology Pageant
Book, Music, and Lyrics by Kyle Jarrow
From a concept by Alex Timbers
Directed by Alex Timbers
This holiday season, a jubilant cast of children celebrate the controversial Church of Scientology in uplifting pageantry and song. The actual teachings of Scientology are explained and dissected against the candy-colored backdrop of a traditional nativity play.
A large ensemble cast of 8-12 year-old children tells the story of L. Ron Hubbard’s meteoric rise from struggling science fiction writer to supreme leader of a (highly-profitable) New Age religious empire.
Avant-garde performance art and children's theater meet in one of the funniest and most bewildering holiday shows you will ever see: A Very Merry Unauthorized Children's Scientology Pageant.
November-December 2006: New York Theatre Workshop