A CHRISTMAS STORY
By: Philip Grecian
With Permission from Dramatic Publishing
November 29 – December 8
Eagle Eye Community Theatre
Shows at 7:30 PM & 2:00 PM Matinee on December 8
“A Christmas Story is still…one of the more enchanting ways to be transported to a world beyond our own. Yet it also serves to remind us how lucky we are to live a culturally rich life…and Philip Grecian’s thoughtful stage adaptation preserves the old…references.”
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.
TBD. Stay tuned for Audition Information.
Kathryn Daniels Co-Director
Amy Reid Co-Director