Holiday entertainment for the whole family, ages 5 and up!
A Christmas Story – 2023
A Play in Two Acts written by Philip Grecian
Based on the Warner Bros. Motion Picture by Jean Shepherd, Leigh Brown & Bob Clark
Based on the book “In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash” by Jean Shepherd
Directed by Kevin Harris
Scenic Design by Dave Linfield
Original Costume Design by Randal Sumabat
Stage Management by Lupita Rodriguez and Genevieve Bjork-Nelson
November 17 – December 23, 2023
Wed - Sat @ 7 pm Sat & Sun @ 2 pm
10th Anniversary production!
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; 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 a Central Coast holiday tradition!
Bring the whole family to A Christmas Story for a heartwarming, hilarious, nostalgic holiday treat!
There will be no performances on Thanksgiving Day, November 23rd or on Friday, December 1st due to the Downtown SLO Holiday Parade.
Christmas is upon us, with heart-warming stories to unfold. Take the whole family for a truly wonderful tale, well-told.
– Charlotte Alexander
The Old Man
Aurora Joy Lester-Cook
Phyllis Momtazee Snelling
Nicole & Jay Raftery
Show Director Sponsor
Produced by special arrangement with THE DRAMATIC PUBLISHING COMPANY of Woodstock, Illinois