A CHRISTMAS STORY Now Playing Through 12/29 at BArter Theatre

A CHRISTMAS STORY Now Playing Through 12/29 at BArter TheatreAs the hectic holiday season barrels toward the end of the year, don't forget that Barter Theatre has the perfect way to unwind from all the madness. "A Christmas Story" is playing on the main stage now through December 29.

Bring your family and holiday guests to Barter and watch the antics of the Parker family as the classic Christmas tale comes to life on stage in this high-energy, uplifting production. Back by popular demand, the show features a mostly new cast with exciting new direction by Richard Rose.

Gary Aday of the Washington County News praised the cast, led by Nicholas Piper (adult Ralphie) and Justin Tyler Lewis (young Ralphie). "Director Richard Rose has utilized a wonderful cast of Barter stalwarts," said Aday. "Tricia Matthews is quite splendid as their mother, as is Nick Koesters as their Old Man, both completely realized stage characters, inhabiting the moment without any dependence on the film."

"You've probably watched the movie umpteen times, maybe you saw the play at Barter Theatre last year, but 'A Christmas Story' ... is definitely worth seeing again," said Robert McKinney of the Bristol Herald Courier. "It is just different enough yet retains all the warmth and charm woven into the original story by author Jean Shepherd."

The reviews agree that "A Christmas Story" at Barter is something that should go on your holiday list, and performance dates leading up to and after Christmas Day leave plenty of chances to check it (twice!). Catch "A Christmas Story" at any of the following times:

Thursday, December 19 at 2:00 pm and 7:30 pm

Friday, December 20 at 8:00 pm

Saturday, December 21 at 2:00 pm and 8:00 pm

Sunday, December 22 at 3:00 pm

Monday, December 23 at 7:30 pm

Tuesday, December 24 at 2:00 pm

Thursday, December 26 at 2:00 pm and 7:30 pm

Friday, December 27 at 8:00 pm

Saturday, December 28 at 2:00 pm and 8:00 pm

Sunday, December 29 at 3:00 pm

Tickets are available at bartertheatre.com or by calling 276-628-3991.




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