Get ready for the Blue Earth Town and Country Players’ 2011 Christmas Dinner Theater production of “A Christmas Story!”
The play is based upon the Warner Bros. motion picture, A Christmas Story, written by Jean Shepherd, Leigh Brown, and Bob Clark and on the book, In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash, by Jean Shepherd. “This play is adapted from the movie, so it contains much of the movie’s humor and charm,” explains Director, Nancy Steinke.
Humorist Jean Shepherd’s memoir of growing up in the midwest of the 1940s follows 9-year-old Ralphie Parker in his quest to get a genuine Red Ryder BB gun under the tree for Christmas. He pleads his case before his mother, his teacher, and even Santa Claus himself at Goldblatt’s Department Store with the consistent response being, “You’ll shoot your eye out!”
All the elements from the motion picture will be on stage, 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 the infamous “leg lamp;” and much more.
Show dates are December 2-4, 2011, on Stage 28 in the Blue Earth Area Middle School (enter through Door N on 6th Street).