A Christmas Story

Email christmas@SVCT.org
Producers Ingrid Rottman
Michael Horta
Director Allie Bailey
Stage Manager Joseph Ramirez
Lead Stage Deck Manager Dana Scribner
Costume Designer Kimberly Lynch
Lighting Designer Mykal Philbin
Sound Designer Brian Bourke
Props Designer Lori Foster
Ralphie Parker  Matthew Horta
Ralph Parker Jery Rosas
Flick Tristan Duarte
Helen Clara Shem-Tov
Ms Shields Marilyn Pifer
Mother Shawna Gonzales
Schwartz  Miriam Shem-Tov
Farkus Joey King
The Old Man Keith Larson
Randy Jase Puente
Grover Dill Xander Duarte
Santa Claus Michael Grimm
Elves/Ensemble Brodie Bourke, Cate Pace
Esther Jane Kelly Kobata

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.


Above promo photos by Chris Foster

Photos by Elizabeth Mandel