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A Christmas Story

By Philip Grecian. Based on the motion picture A Christmas Story, © 1983 Turner Entertainment Co., distributed by Warner Bros., written by Jean Shepherd, Leigh Brown and Bob Clark; and on the book In God We Trust, All Others Pay ash by Jean Shepherd

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Purdue Federal Credit Union
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Directed by Susan Kisinger

Audition Workshop led by Director of Education & Outreach, Julie Baumann on October 8, 2023 from 5-6:30p

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 Litle 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!

Artwork by Taylor Cappelleri

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MainStage Production

Production Dates & Times

Included in Fixed Season Pass and

eligible for Flex Season Pass

Thursday, December 7, 2023 @ 7:30p

Friday, December 8, 2023 @ 7:30p

Saturday, December 9, 2023 @ 2:30p & 7:30p

Sunday, December 10, 2023 @ 2:30p

Thursday, December 14, 2023 @ 7:30p

Friday, December 15, 2023 @ 7:30p

Saturday, December 16, 2023 @ 2:30p & 7:30p

Online sales shut off 1 hour prior to show

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Show Sponsors

Show Sponsor:
Purdue Federal Credit Union
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Opening Night Sponsor:
Opening Night Sponsor:
Parthenon Greek American Grill


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