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The "horrible Herdmans" (from left) include Dason Fuller as Claude, Connor Gerney as Ralph, Marleigh Purgar-McDonald as Gladys, Evan Tylka as Ollie, Lauren Toney as Imogene, and Langdon Ogburn as Leroy Herdman (photo by Curtis Brown)

The Horrible Herdmans’ Takeover Unexpectedly Results in “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever”

On Nov. 2-4, 7-11, and 15-18, Raleigh Little Theatre will present a youth-theater production of “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever,” adapted for the stage by Barbara Robinson from her perennially popular 1972 novel about the horrible Herdman children and how they mercilessly bullied their classmates at school and then invaded rehearsals for a church’s annual Christmas pageant and strong-armed their way into all the plum roles. RLT youth theater and education director Linda O’Day Young will stage this 1982 holiday classic in RLT‘s Gaddy-Goodwin Teaching Theatre.