ShenanArts presents "A Christmas Story"

A Christmas Story

December 3-5 and 10-12, 2021

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Directed by Anne Taetzsch Fitzgerald

Produced by Matt Parrish, Rebekah Bradley Ray, and Alexis Wagner

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.

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 special arrangement with THE DRAMATIC PUBLISHING COMPANY of Woodstock, Illinois

***The Cast***

Ralph — Jim Young

Ralphie — Duncan Love

Mother — Cathy Marsh

The Old Man — Chris Markham

Randy — Louie Marsh

Miss Shields — Laura Hussein

Flick — Patrick Fitzgerald

Schwartz — Liam Murphy-Buchholz

Esther Jane Alberry — Isabelle Beyeler

Helen Weathers — Thea Franklin

Scut Farkas, Desperado — Jackson Comfort

Grover Gill, Deserado — Reva Sloane Franklin

Santa, Christmas Tree Lot Owner, Driver — Glenn Hussein

Neighbor, Black Bart — Fenton Mock

Classmate — Clara Lambert

Classmate — Sean Mahon

Classmate — Lennon Chappell

Classmate — Grace Bartosch

***Production Team***

Directed by Anne Taetzsch Fitzgerald

Produced by Matt Parrish, Rebekah Bradley Ray, Alexis Rennie Wagner

Technical Director & Set Designer: Tom Kernan

Assistant Director: Tarken Davis

Stage Managers: Matthew Cline-Taskey, Andy West

Lighting Designer: Rosalind Collins

Costume Designer: Barbara Ferguson

Sound Designer: Mike Riddell

Fight Choreographer: Larry Friedland

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