Why is TCTA presenting "A Christmas Story"?
A CHRISTMAS STORY
Adapted by Phillip Grecian
Directed by Heather Ringle
Produced by special arrangement with
THE DRAMATIC PUBLISHING COMPANY
Of Woodstock, Illinois
The directors are looking for a cast of 11-19 actors. All are welcome to audition, kids to adults. Boys or girls may be cast in the roles of Ralphie, Flick, Schwartz, Randy, and Scut, but will be played as boys.
Based on the humorous writings of author Jean Shepherd, this beloved holiday play follows the wintry exploits of youngster Ralphie Parker, who spends most of his time dodging a bully and dreaming of his ideal Christmas gift, a “Red Ryder air rifle.” Frequently at odds with his cranky dad but comforted by his doting mother, Ralphie struggles to make it to Christmas Day with his glasses and his hopes intact.
Ralphie Parker. A young boy. Age 9-12
Ralph. Ralphie as an adult. Age 16+
Ralphie's Mother. Age 30s-40s.
The Old Man. Ralphie's Father. Age 40s-60s.
Randy. Ralphie's Little Brother. Age 7-10.
Miss Shields. Ralphie's Teacher. Age 16+.
Flick. Ralphie's friend and Classmate. Age 9-12.
Schwartz. Ralphie's friend and Classmate. Age 9-12.
Esther Jane Alberry, Ralphie's Classmate. Age 9-12.
Helen Weathers. Ralphie's Classmate. Age 9-12.
Scut Farkas. A Bully. Age 13-18.
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