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"A Christmas Story" Last Modified: Sunday, September 21, 2008
"A Christmas Story"
Adapted by Philip Grecian.
Based on the motion picture A Christmas Story,
copyright 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 Cash' by Jean Shepherd.

Directed by Thomas Clark
November and December, 2007
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 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, 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.

Published by Dramatic Publishing Company

Merry Christmas, One and All!

Thomas Clark as Ralph (as an adult)

Taylor McClard as Ralphie Teri Smith as Mother Tom Cooper as The Old Man Cast of Characters
Ralph (as an adult): Thomas Clark
Ralphie: Taylor McClard
Mother: Teri Smith
The Old Man: Tom Cooper
Randy Parker: Ben Carey
Flick: Zachary Brown
Schwartz: Luke Garner
Esther Jane, Blaine: Katie Heath
Helen, Sue Ellen: Carlee Darnell
Esther Jane, Blaine: Kathyrn Jane Garner
Helen, Sue Ellen: Kati Smith
Scut Farkas: David Grant King
Santa Claus: Jerry Longinotti
Miss Shields: Sheilah Thrash
Tree Lot Owner: Matt Smith
Red Ryder: Roy Thrash
Tree Lot Owner Wife: Sherryl Watkins
Mrs. Schwartz: Sherryl Watkins
~Desperados, Classmates, Playground, & Chorus~
Kodie Brown, Jordan Leigh Harris, Skylen Loy, Patrick O'Reagan, Rachel O'Regan, Jackson A. Victorian
Our Crew
Producer: Gene Forsyth
Director: Thomas Clark
Asst. Dir./Stage Manager: Andrea Pierkowski
Assistant Stage Manager: Retha Johnson
Music Director: Amy Roberts
Assistant Music Director: Cody Young
Props: Cast
Lights: Walter Dodson
Sound: John Lukas
Sets: Mark Britton
Set Construction: Mark Britton, Walter Dodson, Bob Stout, LIbby & Dave Jacques, Bill Schuler
Publicity: Gene Forsyth, Jackie Stuelke
Programs: Bill & Barbara White
Newsletter: Margaret Forsyth, Ann Wilson
Concessions: Tom & Dee Farr
House Manager: Walter Dodson
Box Office: Peggy Socias
Webmaster: Tom Clark & John Lukas
Artwork: Tom Clark
Ben Carey as Randy Parker Zachary Brown as Flick Luke Garner as Schwartz
Kathryn Garner as Esther Jane Helen David Grant King as Scut Farkas Our Thanks
Pocket Theatre Board of Directors
Arts Central
The Sentinel-Record
The Arkansas Democrat Gazette
Hot Springs Village Voice
The Hot Springs Advertising & Promotion Commission
KQUS 97.5 FM Hot Springs Country Radio
KLAZ 105.9 FM Hot Springs Pop Contempory Hit Radio
KZNG 1340 AM Hot Springs News/Talk Radio
KALR 91.5 FM Hot Springs Religious Radio
KUAR 89.1 FM Little Rock Public Radio
KVRE 92.9 FM Hot Springs Village Nostalgia Radio
Hot Springy Dingy
Jerry Jones
Daisy Outdoor Products
Steve Burns
Central Bowling Lanes Hot Springs
K's Appliance Hot Springs
Moonlight Antiques
USA Karate Inc.
Karla Parker Ross
Jerry Longinotti as Santa
Sheilah Thrash as Miss Shields
Matt Smith as Tree Lot Owner
Roy Thrash as Red Ryder
"You'll shoot your eye out!"
"How about a nice football?"