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A Christmas Story
Directed by Bob Jessen
Sunday, October 7, 6:30 pm
Monday, October 8, 6:30 pm
Tuesday, October 9, 6:30 pm
Callbacks: Wednesday, October 10, if necessary
The online audition form is closed. You may still audition but you’ll need to complete the audition form at the audition.
Hendricks Civic Theatre is proud to present auditions for A Christmas Story (play)
WHO: All roles are open for audition. Children (8 and older) and adults are welcome to audition.
HOW: Auditions will be held Sunday, October 7 at 6:30 pm, Monday, October 8 at 6:30 pm or Tuesday October 9 at 6:30 pm at Hendricks Civic Theatre’s Longstreet Playhouse. You only need to attend one night. Call backs, if needed, will be held Wednesday, October 10.
PREPARATION: Those wanting to audition should be prepared to read a selection from the script.
Paper copies of the form will be available at the audition venue.
Rehearsals & Performances
The show will be presented at Longstreet Playhouse December 7-9 and 14-16, 2018
This will be an extended run with two shows on each Saturday in addition to the shows on Friday evening and Sunday afternoon.
All rehearsals will be at Longstreet Playhouse north of Danville. An initial cast meeting will be scheduled for book distribution and costume sizing soon after cast announcements. Rehearsals will begin October 17.
For questions about this show or auditions, please contact the director Bob Jessen.
A young boy named Ralphie Parker only wants one thing for Christmas: a Red Ryder BB gun. However, he is not sure he will ever make it to Christmas, between his brother Randy and the school bully Scut Farkus. Whenever he tells someone how much he wants it, he/she tells him “You’ll shoot your eye out!” and refuses to get it for him. Even a department store Santa Claus tells him the same thing. After Ralphie gets a C+, he gets teased again by Scut. In response, Ralphie beats him very badly while cursing loudly. However, his parents do not get mad at him, and on Christmas morning, he gets the BB gun, since his father had one at that age. When he goes to try it out, the bullet ricochets and knocks off his glasses, which he accidentally steps upon while looking for them. He makes up a story about an icicle, and his parents believe him. Humorist Jean Shepherd’s memoir of growing up in the midwest in the 1940s is very well done. 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.
RALPH (as an adult): a storyteller; also plays COWBOY, TREE LOT OWNER, DELIVERY MAN, VOICE OF A NEIGHBOR
RALPHIE PARKER: Ralph at 9 years old
MOTHER: his mother
THE OLD MAN: his father; also plays SANTA CLAUS (heard but not seen)
RANDY: his little brother
MISS SHIELDS: his teacher
FLICK: his friend and classmate; also plays DESPERADO ONE
SCHWARTZ: his friend and classmate; also plays DESPERADO TWO
ESTHER JANE ALBERRY: a classmate
HELEN WEATHERS: a classmate
SCUT FARKUS: a bully; also plays BLACK BART