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Written by Philip Grecian
Directed by Gail Hutchison

Auditions: December 5 at 6 p.m.
Dare Arts Building - Manteo


Show dates: 

December 15, 16 & 17 at 7:30 p.m.
December 18 at 2:00 p.m.

Dare Arts Building

300 Queen Elizabeth Avenue, Manteo

The staged reading is presented in a series of vignettes, with narration provided by the adult Ralphie Parker reminiscing on one particular Christmas when he was nine years old. Ralphie wanted only one thing that Christmas: a Red Ryder Carbine Action 200-shot Range Model air rifle with a compass and a thing that tells time. Ralphie's desire is rejected by his mother, his teacher Miss Shields, and even a Santa Claus at Higbee's department store, all giving him the same warning: "You'll shoot your eye out".


Auditions for a Staged Reading of 'A Christmas Story' will occur at 6pm on December 5th, upstairs at the Dare County Arts Council building.

Main characters will be cast, the rest of the ensemble parts will be per show audience members who wish to join us on stage for this interactive production! 


Auditioned Characters:

Narrator Ralph Parker 

Ralphie Parker 

Mother Parker

Father Parker

Brother Randy Parker 

Miss Shields, Ralphie's school teacher 

Read-through will be December 6 from 6-8:45 p.m. at the Dare Arts Building

Rehearsals will be December 7,8, 11, 12, 13 & 14 from 6-8:45 p.m. at the Dare Arts Building