By Philip Grecian. Based on the motion picture A Christmas Story, © 1983 Turner Entertainment Co., distributed by Warner Bros., written by Jean Shepherd, Leigh Brown and Bob Clark; and on the book In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash by Jean Shepherd.
Produced by April Bridgeman
Directed by Leah Daily
Stage Managed by Mary Ann Hall
Cast: Bryson Begg, Sharon Caraballo, Christian Collins, Richard Durkin, Tyler Kaplan, Jaxon Keller, Ray Mauk, Dean Miller, Don Myers, Karen Schlumpf, Clare Shannon, Josiah Smothers, and Caroline Tallungan
Humorist Jean Shepherd’s memoir of growing up in the midwest in the 1940s follows 9-year-old Ralphie Parker in his quest to get a genuine Red Ryder BB gun under the tree for Christmas. Ralphie pleads his case before his mother, his teacher and even Santa Claus himself at Higbee’s Department Store. The consistent response: “You’ll shoot your eye out!” All the elements from the beloved motion picture are here, including the family’s temperamental exploding furnace; Scut Farkas, the school bully; the boys’ experiment with a wet tongue on a cold lamppost; the Little Orphan Annie decoder pin; Ralphie’s father winning a lamp shaped like a woman’s leg in a net stocking; Ralphie’s fantasy scenarios and more. A Christmas Story is destined to become a theatrical holiday perennial.
Performances will be held from December 12 – 23. A limited number of seats will be available for each performance. This WILL sell out quickly so register early! No livestream option is available.
Produced by special arrangement with The Dramatic Publishing Company of Woodstock, IL.