A Christmas Story

by Philip Grecian, Jean Shepherd, Leigh Brown and Bob Clark

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.

Produced by Special Arrangement with The Dramatic Publishing Company

Recommended for all audiences.

A Christmas Story will be performed at the Von Braun Center Playhouse on November 10-11 & 16-18 at 7:30pm and November 12 & 18 at 2:00pm. Tickets for are $18 for adults and $16 for seniors (65+), students, and active duty military and can be purchased by calling the box office at 256-536-0807, ask about group rates and handicapped seating.


 Director – Tara Ferguson

RALPH PARKER – George Kobler


OLD MAN – Bill Hubscher

MOTHER – Lorie Hubscher

MISS SHIELDS – Samantha Hathorn

FLICK – Griffin Emerson

SCHWARTZ – Mikey Hubscher

ESTHER JANE – Olivia Bumbalough

SCUT FARKAS – Hudson Seigh

HELEN – Karina Ferris

RANDY – Wesley Caldwell

Assistant Directors – Leslie Gates and Paul Ferguson

Technical Director – Paul Ferguson