Humorist Jean Shepherd’s memoir of growing up in the midwest in the 1940s 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 Higbee’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.
November 29 – December 22, 2019
Friday & Saturday at 7:30pm, Sunday at 2:00pm
Additional Shows added: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Dec. 17, 18 & 19 at 7:30pm
Saturday, Dec. 7, 14 & 21 at 2:00pm
Tickets $28 per person, $22 for students & seniors
Tickets can be purchased at desertstages.org or by calling 480-483-1664