Friday, November 20, 2009

Civic Theatre adds 11th performance to the run of A Christmas Story


Due to outstanding ticket presales for A Christmas Story, which will run three consecutive weekends from December 4 through December 20, Civic Theatre has added another performance on Thursday, December 10.

The updated performance schedule is:
  • * Friday, December 4
  • * Saturday, December 5
  • * Sunday, December 6
  • * Thursday, December 10
  • * Friday, December 11
  • * Saturday, December 12
  • * Sunday, December 13
  • * Thursday, December 17
  • * Friday, December 18
  • * Saturday, December 19
  • * Sunday, December 20

The Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening performances begin at 8 p.m.; the Sunday afternoon performances begin at 2:30 p.m.
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Tickets can be pre-ordered by calling Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette at 765-423-7529, visiting the office at 313 N. 5th Street or visiting http://lafayettecivic.tix.com/Schedule.asp?OrganizationNumber=1969.

Humorist Jean Shepherd's memoir of growing up in Indiana in the 1940s follows nine-year-old Ralphie Parker (Layton Laukins) in his quest to get a genuine Red Ryder BB gun under the tree for Christmas. Ralphie pleads his case before his mother (Heather Owen), his teacher (Jane Hampton) and even Santa Claus (Arliss Jeffries) 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 (Ross Klink), the school bully, the boys' experiment with a wet tongue on a cold lamppost, the Little Orphan Annie decoder pin, Ralphie's father (Kit Klutzke) 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.

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