For the second time, independent theatre company 12.13 Productions will stage the popular holiday hit A Christmas Story at the Capitol Theatre in downtown Windsor. The familiar story of Ralphie and Randy Parker, Scut Farkus and a BB gun hits the stage November 26th, 27th and 28th.
The play is based on the beloved film of the same name, written by American storyteller Jean Shepherd. The movie was released in 1983, and has since become a holiday classic. For those of you who don’t know, A Christmas Story follows Ralphie Parker, a 9-year old Hammond, Illinois boy who has asked for one thing only that year for Christmas- the Red Ryder 200-Shot Carbine Action Range Model Air Rifle. Against all odds, Ralphie receives his wish Christmas morning, and proceeds to shoot his eye out. Or does he?
Directed by Mario Carnevale and featuring Windsor stars Clinton Hammond (as the voice of adult Ralphie), Aaron Hrastovec (playing Ralphie), Peter Hrastovec (the Old Man), Sarah FitzGerald (playing the Mom), Norma Coleman (in the role of Miss Shields) and Marlon Bengle (playing the petulant Farkus), this year’s rendition is sure to please Christmas revelers of all ages. It’s worth noting that Aaron Hrastovec’s performance as Ralphie in the company’s 2008 run of A Christmas Story garnered him the 2008-2009 Youth Award from Theatre Windsor.
Tickets are going fast for this popular play, and it’s recommended you buy in advance. You can purchase tickets by visiting the online box office here!