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December 8, 2011

CT presents ‘A Christmas Story’

TERRE HAUTE — That favorite holiday movie classic, “A Christmas Story,” comes to life on the stage of Community Theatre of Terre Haute this month under the direction of Tina Thomas. Performances will be Friday, Saturday and Sunday and Dec. 15-18. Thursday, Friday and Saturday performances begin at 8 p.m., with Sunday matinees starting at 2:30.

Jean Shepherd’s beloved memoirs of growing up in Indiana in the 1940s have been adapted for the stage by Philip Grecian. The adult Ralphie Parker (Jimmy Lentz) narrates the story as the audience is led through an important few weeks in his younger life.

Of course young Ralphie (Matthew Schludecker) pines for a Red Ryder BB gun, the only gift he really wants for Christmas. Unfortunately for him, his mother (Nicole Bailey) and teacher (Marie Wimsett) are sure he’ll shoot his eye out.

Just making it to school each day with buddies Schwartz (Pierce Gordon) and Flick (Forrest Gatrell) can be a challenge, as snowsuits and layers of outerwear make it impossible for little brother Randy (Miller Bough) to walk and as the neighborhood bully, Scut Farkus (Jimmy Link), lurks around every corner. But recess always makes the trip to school worth it, especially when Schwartz issues the “triple dog dare” to Flick to see if it’s really true that a tongue can freeze to a cold flagpole! Classmates E.J. (Addie Waltz) and Helen (Saayeh Fooroogh Siatimakoun) also witness the unbelievable dare.

Ralphie’s life is made even more colorful by his father (James Young), affectionately known as The Old Man. Forever fighting off the neighbor’s dogs, battling an old furnace and changing flat tires, The Old Man isn’t the most patient person around. But playing contests for a chance at a “major award” can finally bring a smile out of him.

Community Theatre will have extended ticket office hours for “A Christmas Story.” Patrons may purchase tickets in person from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and Friday and Dec. 13-16. Saturday hours are from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The ticket office also opens one hour before each performance. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students and children.

Tickets may be reserved ahead of time through the mail and must be picked up at least one-half hour prior to the performance. Season ticket reservations should be picked up 15 minutes prior to curtain. Tickets not picked up at the designated times may be released to waiting patrons.

Community Theatre is at 25th and Washington streets. Learn more at www.ctth.org or call the ticket office at (812) 232-7172.

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