A CHRISTMAS STORY Runs 11/27-12/6 At Whole Backstage Theatre

Directed by Denise and Mitch Resler, "A Christmas Story", is Humorist Jean Shepherd's memoir of growing up in the midwest in the 1940s. "A Christmas Story" 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 Goldblatt'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.

The cast includes: Ralph, the storyteller: Jon Brown; The Old Man: Alan Segers; Mother: Lisa O'Bradovich; Ralphie: Grant Lackey; Randy: Brady Edmondson; Flick: Riley Edmondson; Schwartz: Jack Mullins; Scut Farkus: William Masdon; Helen: Caroline Norton; Esther Jane: Lexi Scarbrough; Miss Shields: Black Bart: Jared Wright; Drover Dill: Jackson Simmons; Desperado 1/Classmate: Luke Broadus; Desperado 2/Classmate: Austin Hilbert; Classmate: Laura Kate Smith; Classmate: Abigail Cheek

"A Christmas Story" is a season extra at the Whole Backstage Theatre. The show will run November 27, 28, 29 and December 3, 4, 5, and 6. Make plans to purchase your tickets soon. This show is certain to be a sell out! Tickets go on sale at the Whole Backstage Theatre 1120 Rayburn Avenue, in Guntersville on Monday November 2. Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for seniors. For more information on "A Christmas Story" or any other Whole Backstage Theatre events, contact the theatre office at 256-582-SHOW (7469) or visit online at www.wholebackstage.com.

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