A Christmas Story - Dec 14, 15, 16 - 2018
Auditions - September 10 and 11 - 6pm
Characters to be cast –
Ralph as an adult – the storyteller
Ralphie Parker at 9 years old (actor can be 8 to 12 years old)
The Old Man (Ralph’s father)
Randy (little brother 5 to 7 years old)
Miss Shields the teacher
Flick (a friend and classmate)
Schwartz (a friend and classmate)
Ester Jane Alberry (a classmate)
Helen Weathers (a classmate)
Scut Farkas (an older bully)
Christmas Tree Seller
All levels of participation are encouraged to attend the auditions, including production, sound & stage effects, costumes and backstage assistance.
A Christmas Story is a play in two acts with adult Ralphie relaying his memories of a mid-America Christmas in 1938. Primary roles are available for 2 men, 2 women, 5 boys and 2 girls. There are additional roles for a group of school children (girls and boys), neighbors/parents, a caroling group and various adult cameo roles, including a Christmas tree seller and Santa Claus.
Jean Shepherd wrote the original story and it was developed into a television movie by Turner Entertainment in 1983. Most remember the iconic leg lamp award and Ralph’s wish for a Red Ryder 200-shot Carbine Action Range Model Air Rifle that would inevitably “shoot your eye out, kid!”
Last Resort Players is producing the play under the direction of Jennifer Connor-Chaney with assistance from Cathy Dupont and other LRP members.
The production team will ask actors to read short scenes from the show with other actors. Monologues are optional and encouraged but not necessary. Interested actors may attend both audition dates, but are not required to. Rehearsals will begin September 18 and be held 2 to 3 nights a week, depending on role commitments. The two weeks before the show will be more involved.
More information is available from the Director, Jennifer, at 541-961-5562 (Call or text)