adapted by Phillip Grecian from the motion picture by Jean Shepherd, Leigh Brown, and Bob Clark
December 8–22, 2011
Regions Day Dec. 7
Johnson Theater, TPAC
Tennessee Rep's Presents
A Christmas Story
Nashville's Newest Holiday Tradition!
Humorist Jean Shepherd's memoir of growing up in the Midwest in the 1940s follows 9-year-old Ralphie Parker in his unflappable campaign to get Santa (or anyone else) to give him a "legendary official Red Ryder carbine-action 200 shot range-model air rifle." Ralphie pleads his case before his mother, his teacher, and even Santa Claus himself at Goldblatt's Department Store. The consistent response: "You'll shoot your eye out." This irresistible piece of Americana is guaranteed to warm the heart and tickle the funny bone.
"Thanks to Tennessee Repertory Theatre's wonderfully evocative production of A Christmas Story, based on the iconic holiday movie, if I could possibly have another more satisfying theatre experience, I could scarcely dream it."
– Jeffrey Ellis, broadway.com -5 Star Production