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Auditions For A Christmas Story!

Auditions will be held Wednesday August 26th and August 27th and Monday August 31 at Henry Ford College, 5101 Evergreen Rd, Dearborn, Mi. for A Christmas Story By Phillip Grecian.
Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. Technical and support positions are available. Persons cast or selected for technical positions will be required to enroll in a Theatre Production class at HFC.

Rehearsals begin Tuesday Sept. 2 and will run every Tuesday and Thursday from 7:00-10:00 pm. Several children are needed for the show as well as adults.

Performances: Fri 11/20: 7pm; Sat 11/21: 2 and 7 pm; Sun 11/22: 2pm; Fri 12/04: 7 pm; Sat 12/5: 2 and 7PM; Sun 12/6: 2pm.
School Matinees: (10am): Mon 11/23, Wed 11/25; Mon 11/30; Wed 12/2; Fri 12/04.

In the weeks leading up to Christmas, 1939, in the fictional northern Indiana town of Hohman, Ralphie Parker desperately wants a Red Ryder BB Gun and will do anything to make sure he gets it.

The audience can expect a performance that follows the movie quite closely, with only a few minor differences. There are certain scenes that are deleted and others that are expanded to facilitate the requirements of live theatre. The production stays true to the funniest scenes and themes for which A Christmas Story became so well known.

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 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. Approximate running time: 2 hours.
Questions: Contact the Director, Judith Fletcher @ jlfletcher1@hfcc.edu.