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Why is TCTA presenting "A Christmas Story"?


Jean Shepard's


Adapted by Phillip Grecian

Directed by Heather Ringle

Produced by special arrangement with


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.

The Story

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.

The Characters

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.

Performance Address:
Beekay Theatre
110 S. Green Street
Tehachapi, CA 93561

Mailing Address:
Tehachapi Community Theatre Association
431 W. J Street
Tehachapi, CA 93561

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