A CHRISTMAS STORY
DIRECTED BY WALT ROBBERSON
November 4, 5, 8, 9, 11, 12, 13 (7:30PM Only)
November 6 (2:00PM Matinee Only)
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.
Thursday, September 9 (7:00-9:00PM) and Saturday, September 11 (9:00AM-Noon) at Howells Opera House, 160 North Blaine Avenue in Oakley.