Tickets on sale Nov. 22 for CCT’s ‘A Christmas Story’

by Brittany Lankford Contributing writer
Photo courtesy of Heather Beck Photo courtesy of Heather Beck

RUSK – Tickets for the holiday classic, “A Christmas Story,” presented next month at Cherokee Civic Theatre, go on sale Monday, Nov. 22.

The play – directed by Judy Faye Garner and produced by special arrangement with The Dramatic Publishing Company of Woodstock, Illinois – is based on the 1963 motion picture of the same name.

It will be staged in Rusk Dec. 10-12, with show times at 7:30 p.m. nightly Friday and Saturday, along with a 2 p.m. Sunday matinee. The theatre is located at 157 W. 5th St. in Rusk.

This Christmas classic follows young Ralphie, portrayed by Brayden Adair, as he spends his time dodging a bully and dreaming of the perfect Christmas present – a Red Ryder air rifle.

The stage is set to take you through the woes of boyhood and highlight the meaning of Christmas, with a top-notch cast of John Earle playing Ralph, Josie Fox as Mother and Tony Williams as The Old Man. Randy and Miss Shields will be played by Matthew Walston and Sheilah O’Heaney. Lolo Dubravsky will portray Flick and Eli Adair will be Schwartz. Lydia Earle will play Ester Jane, Tessa Hobbs will play Helen and Lucas Everett will play Scut Farkas.

Tickets may be purchased at the theatre by calling 903-683-2131 or online at (click on “Tickets.”)

There will be limited seating for this show. We ask that you help us practice minimum standard health protocols during this time by buying your tickets early!

All tickets are general seating except for CCT Members who can reserve their seats – one of the many perks of being a CCT Member. For more information, you may call CCT at 903-683-2131 or download the membership mail-in forms from the CCT website at

We would love to add you to our talent pool here at Cherokee Civic Theatre. If you’re interested in doing more than watching, our next auditions are for a play called “Mamaw” written and directed by our very own, intensely talented Minette Bryant. Auditions will be Dec. 13-14 at 7 p.m. We look forward to seeing you!