Winters Theatre Company will present
Opening Gala, Friday, November 22nd, 7:30 p.m., $15
(price includes champagne and dessert)
Prices for all other shows: $10 general, $6 seniors and children 12 and under
Saturday, November 23rd, 8:00 p.m. will be a benefit performance for Winters Music Boosters
Sunday, November 24th, 2:00 p.m.
Friday, November 29th, 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, November 30th, 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 1st, 2:00 p.m.
Friday, December 6th, 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 7th, 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 8th, 2:00 p.m.
Thirty years ago a pleasant, family film appeared on movie screens across America. There was very little pre-screen publicity because this rather low budget film was not considered a major production. However, the film surprised everyone by becoming an instant hit filled with appealing family comic situations. Its popularity has caused “A Christmas Story” to become a holiday TV classic shown numerous times during the Christmas season. The film received the additional distinction of being placed on the Library of Congress National Film Register. The stage play of “A Christmas Story,” based on the film, has also enjoyed success with both professional and amateur acting companies. Recently the musical version opened on Broadway to sold out audiences and critical acclaim.
The plot of “A Christmas Story” deals with the adventures and misadventures of an Indiana family in the late 1930s. The story is presented through the eyes of Ralphie, a ten year old boy, whose major desire in life is getting a Red Ryder 200 shot BB gun for Christmas. Ralphie is thwarted at almost every turn by the ominous warning of “Ralphie, you’ll shoot your eye out!” However, he has a rich fantasy life in which he saves his family, his friends, almost his country with his Red Ryder BB gun.The play has many comic situations and also presents genuine nostalgic moments as Ralphie, his friends and family remind us of simpler times, of childhood memories, and of the true meaning of Christmas.