Longview's Community Theatre
Next at Stageworks...
December 1– 17, 2023
Stageworks is delighted to be presenting this family favorite to close our 2023 season! 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.
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
Our mission is to inspire, challenge, nurture, educate and empower artists and audiences through performance arts in order to strengthen a sense of community and enhance quality of life in the Lower Columbia River Region.
From our beginnings in the Pepper Studio Theatre, to our current home in one of Longview's earliest independent movie houses, Stageworks Northwest Theatre has been in operation for decades.