A Christmas Story
By Jean Shepherd, adapted by Phillip Grecian
Directed by David Sobeski
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. 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.
Produced by Evansville Community Theater at J. C. McKenna Middle School, 307 S. First St., Evansville, WI 53536
Performances: November 18-26, 2011
Performance Times: Friday, November 18, 7 p.m.
Saturday, November 19, 2 p.m.
Sunday, November 20, 2 p.m.
Friday, November 25, 7 p.m.
Saturday, November 26, 2 & 7 p.m.
Ticket Prices: Adults $8, Students $5
Friday Nov. 25, 7 p.m. is a "pay what you can" performance.
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