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A Christmas Story

November 30, 2016 - December 25, 2016

Play by Philip Grecian  |  Based on the motional picture A Christmas Story, 1983 Turner Entertainment Co.
Directed by Mark Shanahan

All Ralphie Parker wants for Christmas is an Official Red Ryder Carbine-Action Two-Hundred-Shot Range Model Air Rifle with a compass in the stock, and this thing which tells time. All his parents can say in response? “You’ll shoot your eye out!”

Based upon the memoirs of Jean Shepherd, the 1983 film A Christmas Story has become a modern holiday classic. This winter, relive your favorite moments from the movie as they come to life onstage at The Rep!

Enjoy Ralphie’s hilarious misadventures as his family struggles to enjoy an All-American Christmas on the brink of World War II. Armed with an overactive imagination and the wide-eyed optimism of childhood, he creates fantastic schemes to guarantee that he will find a BB gun under the tree, which backfire with hysterical results.

Bullies, his salty Old Man, even a store Santa, all conspire to prevent Ralphie from attaining his heart’s desire in this bittersweet, quirky slice of life from a more innocent time. In the end, nothing can defeat the spirit of Christmas when you are surrounded by a family who loves you, warts and all.

“We’ve got a wonderful present to wrap up and put under the tree this year at The Rep,” said Director Mark Shanahan. “Audiences will be delighted as this classic Christmas tale comes to life in a uniquely theatrical way. A Christmas Story transports us to the bygone era of the 1940s and the recollections of a family Christmas like no other. Full of wit, imagination and heartfelt nostalgia, A Christmas Story is a holiday gift you’ll remember all year-round.”

We triple-dog dare you to keep a straight face at A Christmas Story. This raucous, heartwarming yuletide favorite will have the whole family rolling in the aisles. It is not for the fra-gee-lay of heart!


Claire Brownell* ... Mother
Adam Cook ... Understudy Ralphie
Justin R.G. Holcomb* ... The Old Man
Jessica Horton ... Esther Jane
Jackson Karl ... Flick
Rosemary Loar* ... Miss Shields
Joe McCurdy ... Ralphie
Max McCurdy ... Randy
John Ottavino* ... Ralph
Hayes Polk ... Scut Farkus
Ruby Reeves ... Understudy Helen/Esther Jane
Melody Small ... Helen
Grant Wild ... Schwartz
Logan Williams ... Understudy Flick, Schwartz. Randy, Scut Farkus


Composer: Mark Binns
Sound Engineer: Allan Branson
Stage Manager: Danny Kuenzel*
Properties Designer: Lynda J. Kwallek
Costume Designer: Jeni Schaefer
Director: Mark Shanahan
Lighting Designer: Martin E. Vreeland

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