Burien Little Theatre Auditioning For Readings Of “A Christmas Story” Sept. 16


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Our friends at Burien Little Theatre are holding auditions for readings of the holiday classic “A Christmas Story” (“You’ll put your eye out!”), written by Philip Grecian, on Thursday, Sept. 16th, from 7pm – 9:30pm.

This production is based on the classic film of the same name, and according to a press release:

“All of the elements from the beloved motion picture are here, including the family’s temperamental exploding furnace; Scut Farkas, the school bully; 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.”

Here are the details:

Synopsis:

Humorist Jean Shepherd’s very funny memoir of growing up in the Midwest in the 1940s. The story follows 9-year-old Ralphie Parker in his quest to get a genuine Red Ryder BB gun under the tree for Christmas. Ralphie pleads his case to his mother, his teacher and even the Santa Claus at Goldblatt’s Department Store. The consistent response: “You’ll shoot your eye out.” All of the elements from the beloved motion picture are here, including the family’s temperamental exploding furnace; Scut Farkas, the school bully; 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.

Here’s the Character List:

  • Ralph – the central character as an adult, is the narrator. Also plays the Cowboy, Tree Lot Owner, Delivery Man, Voice of a Neighbor.
  • Ralphie Parker – the central character at 9 years old.
  • Mother – Ralphie’s mother.
  • The Old Man – Ralphie’s father. Also plays Santa Claus.
  • Randy – Ralphie’s little brother.
  • Miss Shields – Ralphie’s teacher. Also Schwartz’ mother.
  • Flick – Ralphie’s friend and classmate. Also plays Desperado One.
  • Schwartz – Ralphie’s friend and classmate. Also plays Desperado Two.
  • Esther Jane Alberry – Ralphie’s classmate.
  • Helen Weathers – Ralphie’s classmate.
  • Scut Farkas – A bully. Also plays Black Bart.

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