The story of Ralphie Parker's quest for the "Holy Grail of Christmas presents" - a genuine Red Ryder 200 Shot Carbine Action Air BB gun - continues to capture the hearts of millions. Based on the 1983 motion picture and the book In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash by Jean Shepherd, A Christmas Story recounts the hilarious tale of the Parker family's Christmas. Like the movie, the play is narrated by the adult Ralph Parker as he reminisces about his past and weaves together stories from his family, school, and a visit to Santa at Goldblatt's Department Store. A Christmas Story is a nostalgic journey to simpler times and a joyous reminder of the delights of family, friendship and the pursuit of the perfect Christmas present.
A Christmas Story is written by Philip Grecian, directed by John McCluggage, and based on the work of Jean Shepherd, Leigh Brown and Bob Clark.
Post Show Discussions, during which audience members are invited to join the cast and artistic staff for a dialogue on the creative process behind A Christmas Story, are scheduled to follow the matinee performances on:
Saturdays, December 16, 23 & 30
Sunday, December 17
Wednesdays, December 20 & 27
An ASL-interpreted performance is arranged for Saturday, December 23 at 3:00pm.
There are no performances on Sunday, December 24.