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PrimaryStages Productions Presents: A Christmas Story

by Yocum Institute for Arts Education

Nov 30, 2022

Humorist Jean Shepherd’s memoir of growing up in the midwest in the 1940s 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 before his mother, his teacher and even Santa Claus himself at Higbee’s Department Store. The consistent response: “You’ll shoot your eye out!” 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. A Christmas Story is a theatrical holiday perennial for all to enjoy!

By Philip Grecian. Based on the motion picture A Christmas Story, © 1983 Turner Entertainment Co., distributed by Warner Bros., written by Jean Shepherd, Leigh Brown and Bob Clark; and on the book In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash by Jean Shepherd.

Produced with permission from Dramatic Publishing.

The Artistic Team:

  • Producer, Beverly Houck
  • Director, Adam Danoff
  • Stage Manager, Dakota Kolbe
  • Lighting Design, Jeff Cusano
  • Costume Design, Martha VanKouwenberg


  • Ralph, as Adult – Joel Gori
  • Ralphie Parker – Quentin Hart
  • Mother – Allison Schiding
  • The Old Man – Jeffrey Jones
  • Randy – Rosie Angstandt
  • Miss Shields – Andrea Kennedy Hart
  • Flick – Paul Head
  • Schwartz – Kathryn Kreska
  • Esther Jane Alberry – Chloe Smith
  • Healen Weathers – Ella
  • Scut Farkas – Austen Kennedy
  • Black Bart/ Tree Salesman/ Delivery Man – Emilio Serio
  • Desperados/ Classmates: Cami Conner & Jacinda Motley

A Christmas Story is supported by the Stabler Foundation, PA Council on the Arts and the Yocum Charitable Trust.

Theater: Yocum Institute for Arts Education, Schumo Theater

Sat. December 3, 2022 at 7:30 PM
Sun. December 4, 2022 at 2:00 PM & 7:00 PM
Thurs. December 8, 2022 at 7:30 PM
Fri. December 9, 2022 at 7:30 PM
Sat. December 10, 2022 at 2:00 PM & 7:30 PM
Sun. December 11, 2022 at 3:00 PM

Tickets: Students & Children Ages 3+ $15; Adult $20

Purchase tickets online at, stop by the Yocum Institute front desk at 3000 Penn Ave, West Lawn or call 610.376.1576.

Direct Ticket link: A Christmas Story Tickets in West Lawn, PA, United States

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