Reporting: Monessa Guilfoil
A Classic American comedy lights up the Mainstage at the Chattanooga Theatre Centre from December 10-23, 2010. CTC says:
A Co-Production for CTC’s Youth Theatre and MainStage seasons
Adapted for the stage by Philip Grecian, based on the original novel and screenplay by Jean Shepherd
A Tribute to the Original, Traditional, One-Hundred-Percent, Red-Blooded, Two-Fisted, All-American Christmas… A Holiday comedy for the entire Family. Ralphie has to convince his parents, and teachers that a Red Ryder BB gun really is the perfect gift for the 1940’s. He even pleads his case before Santa Claus, all with the same response, “You’ll shoot your eye out.” All the elements from the beloved motion picture are here.
“A Christmas Story” is based on the short story, “In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash,” by Jean Shepherd. The original hard-back cover from 1966 and the most recent book cover are shown below.
The house that the film, “A Christmas Story” made famous is open to the public for tours as the film has remained popular with American audiences all these years.
Listen to the Story with CTC director, Maria Chattin Carter and actor, John Meldorf: