A Christmas Story

December 2015

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.

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Ralph – Ed Mastin
Mother – Carrie Wilson
The Old Man – Steve Rowlands
Ralphie – Collin Dean
Randy – Alex Wilson
Schwartz – Benjamin Norton
Flick – Jonathan Turner
Esther Jane – Amber Bates
Helen – Cadence Wilson
Miss Shields – Joleene Moody
Scut Farkas – David Hoy

Creative Team

Director: Dan Rowlands
Stage Manager: Keith Arlington
Producer: Kasey Marie McHale
Costumes and Props: Crystal Rowlands