Prime Timers – “A Christmas Story,” Dec. 5

Posted: November 8, 2022

A holiday favorite re-enacted on Farm Bureau’s stage

Follow nine-year-old Ralphie Parker in his quest to get a genuine Red Ryder BB gun under the tree for Christmas. And that beloved line: “You’ll shoot your eye out!”

Based on the motion picture “A Christmas Story,” Stage Coach Players will perform this adaptation of a stage play under the direction of Stewart Ogilvie at their community theater (Dec. 8-18) as well as Farm Bureau’s Theater.

The DeKalb County Farm Bureau welcomes Stage Coach Players back to its theater for another spectacular show!

Portions of the acts of this popular holiday favorite will be performed for Farm Bureau members on Monday, Dec. 5 in the Farm Bureau Theater at 1 p.m.

All the elements from the beloved motion picture are in the stage play including the school bully, the boys’ experiment with a wet tongue on a cold lamppost, the Little Orphan Annie decoder pin, Ralphie’s old man winning a lamp shaped like a woman’s leg in a net stocking and more. “A Christmas Story” is a theatrical holiday classic alongside the movie it is based upon by humorist Jean Shepherd’s memoir of growing up in the Midwest in the 1940’s.

Prior to the performance, lunch will be served to Prime Timers in the Farm Bureau Auditorium, at 12-noon. Registration is required for lunch by Nov. 29. Lunch fee is $8, payable at the Farm Bureau office.

For more information contact the DeKalb County Farm Bureau, 815-756-6361.