Little Theatre presents 'A Christmas Story'

Little Theatre presents 'A Christmas Story'

SULLIVAN — The Little Theatre On The Square will present, starting Friday, the holiday classic "A Christmas Story."

The play is based on the film co-written by Jean Shepherd, whose memoir about growing up in the Midwest in the 1940s follows 10-year-old Ralphie Parker, played at the Little Theater by Kyle Klein II of Champaign, in his campaign to persuade Santa to give him a "legendary official Red Ryder carbine-action 200-shot range-model air rifle."

Ralphie pleads his case before his mother (Ashtia Jewel), his teacher (Mary Redmon) and even Santa Claus (Marty Harbaugh) at Goldblatt's Department Store. The consistent response: "You'll shoot your eye out."

Rounding out the cast are Jack Milo as Ralphie's "old man," John McAvaney as the grown-up Ralph, Oliver Adamson (Flick), Ian Cardwell (Schwartz), Nick Wilson (Scut Farkas), A.J. Zaccari (Grover Dill), Vincent Fiore (Randy), Zoe Bowers (Esther Jane) and Blaine Lehman (Helen). Ensemble members are Heather Weber, Josh Houghton and Hope Miller.

The show will run from Friday through Dec. 22, with curtain times of 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays and 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. There will be a special noon matinee Dec. 20.

Tickets are $37.50 for adults and $35.40 for senior citizens and children 12 and younger.To purchase tickets, visit or call 728-7375.

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