adapted by Phillip Grecian
based on the motion picture by Jean Shepherd, Leigh Brown, and Bob Clark
Previews: Nov. 29–30
Johnson Theater, TPAC
Tennessee Rep Presents
A Christmas Story
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 Rider 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 the play, based on the iconic holi- day movie, if I could possibly have another more satisfying theatre experience, I could scarcely dream it." –Jeffrey Ellis, broadwayworld.com
“For many people, it isn’t Christmas until they see the movie A Christmas Story. We’ve quickly learned (and heard from you) that in Nashville, it isn’t Christmas until you have seen our live and theatrical version of Ralphie’s quest for the Red Rider bb gun.
Reviews from our Patrons
Rating: 5 Stars
"A Christmas Story has become a tradition for us. I love Tennessee Rep's rendition and look forward to it every year. Please keep it as part of the season!"
- Lynn G. Twitter