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A CHRISTMAS STORY Plays Off-Screen and On-Stage at Woodlawn Theatre, 11/23-12/23

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Christmas is coming in Hohman, Indiana, and all 9-year-old Ralphie wants for Christmas is the legendary official Red Ryder 200-Shot Carbine Action Range Model Air Rifle with a compass and this thing which tells time built right in the stock. The problem is that every adult in his life, beginning with his mother, is afraid he'll shoot his eye out with it. Ralphie's attempts to persuade Santa and his parents that he should get the Red Ryder gun form the basis fr this heartwarming and nostalgic look at growing up in a small town in America in 1938. 

Directed with finesse by Artistic Director Greg Hinojosa, everyone’s favorite holiday movie makes its way off the big screen and onto the big stage this holiday season with Woodlawn Theatre’s production of ‘A Christmas Story’. Starring some of San Antonio’s finest actors, including ATAC Award winning Mindy Fuller as Miss Shields, Bob Galindo as The Old Man, and Cutter Grant as Ralphie, the kid on the legendary quest for the best Christmas present known to mankind, this stellar cast have joined together to create some loveable and truly unforgettable characters.

Narrating the show as the adult Ralph, the character based on author and radio personality Jean Shepherd himself, is local actor Ben Scharff. Scharff has been seen in multiple Woodlawn Theatre productions, including ‘The Rocky Horror Show’ as Eddie, ‘Boogie Monster Mash’ as Bad Bad Wolfie Brown, and ‘25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee’ as William Morris Barfée.

Opening November 23, the show will run Friday & Saturday evenings @ 7:30PM and Sundays @ 3:00PM through December 23.  Tickets are $15 - $23 and can be purchased through Woodlawn Theatre’s website: www.WoodlawnTheatre.com. ‘A Christmas Story’ brings all your favorite characters to life for a memorable holiday season full of fun for the whole family.

Woodlawn Theatre Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization devoted to creating opportunities for its surrounding community by providing quality, entertaining, educational, and affordable programming for all ages. Our mission is to assist in sustaining the tradition of theatre while contributing to the lives of local artists; and enriching the community by encouraging young adults to participate in the arts.

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Erin Privratsky Erin grew up far from Broadway in western North Dakota. After studying Criminal Justice at the University of North Dakota, she relocated to San Antonio, Texas to broaden her horizons. It was in Texas that her love for musical theater developed, having access to national productions that wasn't available in her rural hometown. She supplements attending local and touring productions with frequent excursions to New York City. Erin is the Digital Strategy Manager for Broadway actresses Idina Menzel, Eden Espinosa, and Melissa Errico.


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