A Christmas Story
by StageCenter Community Theatre

Oct. 03 - Oct. 04 (2022)

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.

A Christmas Story
Adapted by Philip Grecian
Directed by Keith Marrocco
Underwritten by 
​Bill Samelson and Mary Anne WilkinsonAUDITIONS- October 3 & 4, 2022  at 7pm

Thursdays through Saturdays
December 1-17, 2022 at 7:30
Sunday Matinee December 11 at 2 pm

Auditions will consist of cold-reading from the script. Children must have a guardian present. 


​RALPH as an adult - storyteller also plays: COWBOY; TREE LOT OWNER; DELIVERY MAN; VOICE OF A NEIGHBOR
RALPHlE PARKER - Ralph at 9 - 11 years old
MOTHER - his mother (30s)
THE OLD MAN - his father (30s)
RANDY - his little brother (7 - 8 years old)
MISS SHlELDS - his teacher
FLICK - his friend and classmate; also plays: DESPERADO ONE (9 - 11 years old)
SCHWARTZ - a friend and classmate; also plays: DESPERADO TWO (9 - 11 years old)
ESTHER JANE ALBERRY - a classmate (9 - 11 years old)
HELEN WEATHERS - a classmate (9 - 11 years old)
SCUT FARKAS - a bully; also plays: BLACK BART (10 - 12)
SANTA CLAUS - a jolly old elf