Nov 18–Dec 18, 2016

By Philip Grecian
Based on the motion picture by Jean Shepherd, Leigh Brown, and Bob Clark
Directed by Matt McNabb

Humorist Jean Shepherd's memoir of growing up in the Midwest in the 1940's 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 dryly-funny elements from the beloved motion picture by Jean Shepherd are here, including the family's temperamental exploding furnace; Scut Farkas, the school bully; the boys' experiment licking a frozen lamppost; the Little Orphan Annie decoder pin; Ralphie's fantasy scenarios, and more. We hope you’ll join us to remember the joy of being a kid at Christmastime again, because sometimes Christmas is about getting what you really want.

Production Photos


Ralph: Nick Menzhuber
Ralphie Parker: Clinton Kish-Bailey
Mother: Shana Eisenberg
The Old Man: Bill Williamson
Randy Parker: Huxley Westemeier
Miss Shields: Gina Sauer
Flick: Logan Schuneman
Schwartz: Judah Neel
Esther Jane: Abigail Thomas
Helen: Ella Sontowski
Scut Farkas: Alec Fisher

Artistic Staff

Director: Matt McNabb
Stage Manager: Mara St. Pierre
Scenic Designer: Brian Proball
Costume Designer: Samantha Kuhn Staneart
Lighting Designer: Eric Voigt
Properties Designer: Emma Davis, Brian Proball, Cassandra Proball, Joe Black, Paul Estby, Anthony Sama
Sound Designer: Paul Estby
Asst. Costume Designer: Bronson Talcott
Asst. Stage Managers: Leita Strei, Cody Wagner
Youth Manager: Joe Black
Sound Board Operator: Emily Ludewig