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Theatre Huntsville to present “A Christmas Story” starting Nov. 11

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 Huntsville holiday perennial.

“A Christmas Story” is directed by Jessica Alexander-Bradley assisted by Nora Hixon. The cast includes Ryan French as Ralphie Parker, his brother Daniel French as Randy Parker, their father David French as Ralph Parker, Buzz Willis as Flick, Cillian Stanford as Schwartz, Rylee Jae Howell as Esther Jane, Coyrn Grace Miller as Helen, Lilian Aguilar as Scut Farkas, Ben Stone as The Old Man, Shea-Lynn Imler as Mother, and Gena Rawdon as Miss Shields. The crew includes Stage Manager Leslie Gates, Technical Director/Scenic Designer/ Kenny Paone, Assistant Technical Director Mirji Campolongo, Costume Designer Pam Anders, Lighting Designer Bakari Prigg, and Sound Engineer Al Gilbert.

The show will run two weekends: November 11-13 and 17-20 at the Von Braun Center (VBC) Playhouse. Tickets may be purchased online at THTix.com, at the Theatre Huntsville box office at Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment (Wednesday through Saturday, 12-6 p.m.), or by calling (256) 536-0807.

Theatre Huntsville is a nonprofit community theatre, connecting you to excellent and entertaining storytelling and creative artistic opportunities. It presents a robust season that now includes two venues: the Main Stage at the VBC Playhouse and the Studio Theatre at Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment.

Please note the health and safety of cast, crew and families remains Theatre Huntsville’s number one priority. Theatre Huntsville continues to follow local and national health recommendations and will make masking requirements or recommendations accordingly.

What: “A Christmas Story” by Philip Grecian

When:

Showtimes

Friday, November 11, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, November 12, 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, November 13, 2 p.m.

Thursday, November 17, 7:30 p.m.

Friday, November 18, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, November 19, 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, November 20, 2 p.m.

Where: Von Braun Center Playhouse, 700 Monroe St. SW, Huntsville, Ala. 35801

Tickets: Adults $24

Seniors $22

Students $22

Active Duty Military $22

Tickets available at www.THTix.com

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