"You'll Shoot Your Eye Out!" VTA presents A CHRISTMAS STORY

“You'll Shoot Your Eye Out!” VTA presents A CHRISTMAS STORYVictoria Theatre Association continues the 2017-2018 Projects Unlimited Star Attractions with humorist Jean Shepard's play turned favorite, family film A CHRISTMAS STORY, Dec. 12-17 at the historic Victoria Theatre. Tickets are on sale now at Ticket Center Stage, located in downtown Dayton, or by calling 937-228-3630 or 888-228-3630 or online at www.ticketcenterstage.com.

A CHRISTMAS STORY is a live play based-on humorist Jean Shepherd's memoir of growing up in the Midwest during the 1940s. It follows 9-year-ol Ralphie Parker in his quest to get a genuine Red Ryder BB gun under the tree from Christmas. Produced by The Human Race Theatre Company and directed by Igor Goldstin, A CHRISTMAS STORY includes all of the classic comic elements of the popular movie including the temperamental furnace, Scut Farkus, the "double dog dare ya'" tongue on the flagpole scene, of course, The Old Man's "major award."

A CHRISTMAS STORY features professional actors Tim Lile as The Old Man; Teri Clark Linden as Mother; Gregory Mallios as Older Ralphie; and, Katie Pees as (Miss) Shields. Eric David Pettit (Miamisburg Middle School) stars as 9-year-old Ralphie with: Jason Caldwell (St Anthony School) as Flick; Alex Glen (Incarnation School) as Randy; Reese Hornick (St. Charles Borromeo School) as Helen; Jack Lockwood (Beavercreek Ferguson Hall) as Scut Farkus; and, Noah Rutkowski (Salem Christian Academy) as Schwartz. Emery Kimmins (McKinney Middle School), Danika Márquez (Incarnation School), and JaBreayle Lyle (Stivers School for the Arts) fill out the children's ensemble and under study roles.

Lighting Design for A CHRISTMAS STORY was created by John Rensel, along with Jessica Pitcairn (Costume Designer), Dick Block (Set Designer), Jay Brunner (Sound Design), Adam Crowell (Technical Director), Preston McCarthy (Production Stage Manager) and Lexi Muller (Assistant Stage Manager).

A CHRISTMAS STORY is produced by The Human Race Theatre Company, Kevin Moore President & Artistic Director. For more information on The Human Race Theatre Company, visit www.humanracetheatre.org.

Tickets start at $30 and are on sale now. To purchase tickets in person, visit the Ticket Center Stage Box Office located in the Wintergarden at the Schuster Center or call 937-228-3630, 888-228-3630 or visit www.ticketcenterstage.com today!

For more information about the Victoria Theatre Association's 2017-2018 season, visit www.victoriatheatre.com.

Victoria Theatre Association is one of Dayton's premier arts organizations, presenting the Premier Health Broadway Series, the Morris Furniture Company Family Series, the Cool Films Series, Projects Unlimited Star Attractions, National Geographic Live Series, sponsored by Subaru of American and Wagner Subaru and The Discovery Series, which features curriculum-enhanced live theatre productions for school children. In addition to the performances it presents, Victoria Theatre Association also manages the historic Victoria Theatre, the Benjamin & Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center, and the Metropolitan Arts Center, which houses The Loft Theatre. Victoria Theatre Association receives funding from a variety of diverse public, corporate, individual and private sources, including the Montgomery County Arts and Cultural District and the Ohio Arts Council. The Ohio Arts Council and The National Endowment for the Arts helped fund this program or organization with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans.

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