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A Christmas Story: The Play

  • Desert Stages Theatre
    7014 East Camelback Road, Suite 0586 4720 N Scottsdale Rd Scottsdale, AZ
  • Dates: December 13 - 15, Dec 17 - 22, 2019
  • Phone: (480) 483-1664
  • Time: Times vary daily
  • Price: $22-$28

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 only to receive 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 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.