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Christmas will be feted at the Ahmanson with Matthew Bourne's magical dance theatre piece Edward Scissorhands, which is based on the modern classic film by Tim Burton. Devised, directed and choreographed by Bourne, Edward Scissorhands is the touching and witty gothic fairytale that tells the story of Edward, a boy created by an eccentric inventor who dies leaving Edward to fend for himself. Alone, and with only scissors for hands, Edward wanders into society for the first time and finds a strange, Technicolor world set in Middle America. There, a kind family takes him in, and introduces him to other members of the community who are both frightened and fascinated by his strange appearance. But when the gentle Edward falls in love with his adopted family's daughter, his status as the 'outsider' and his inability to truly connect become heartbreakingly evident. The curtain time on December 13 is 7 p.m. No public performance Thursday, December 14.

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