‘A Christmas Story’ staged at Cherokee Civic Theatre Dec. 10-12 in Rusk

by Brittany Lankford Contributing writer
Cast photo courtesy of Heather Beck Cast photo courtesy of Heather Beck

RUSK – The time has come! Cherokee Civic Theatre has three performances this weekend of “A Christmas Story,” directed by Judy Garner on Friday, Dec. 10 and Saturday, Dec. 11 at 7:30 p.m. nightly, as well at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 12, 157 W. 5th St. in Rusk.

This classic seasonal play – produced by special arrangement with The Dramatic Publishing Company of Woodstock, Illinois – follows the exploits of Ralphie Parker and his Christmas wish for a “Red Ryder BB Gun.” You can follow along through his struggles and triumphs as he makes it to Christmas day.

Ralphie is portrayed by Brayden Adair.

Other cast members are John Earle as Ralph, Josie Fox as Mother, Tony Williams as The Old Man and Matthew Walston as Randy. Sheilah O'Heaney will portray Miss Shields. Flick and Schwartz will be played by Lolo Dubravsky and Eli Adair. Lydia Earle will be Ester Jane, Helen will be played by Tessa Hobbs, Lucas Everett will play Scut Farkas.

You can get your tickets by calling CCT at 903-683-2131, by going online at cherokeetheatre.net or by visiting the box office at the theater.

Box office hours for this play are December 8-10th from 3:00-5:00 pm. There will be limited seating for this show. Call for information about membership which saves you money on multiple shows!

Do you think you could be the next CCT star? Auditions for "Mamaw," written and directed by Minette Bryant, will be held at 7 p.m. nightly Dec. 13-14 at the theater. Come join our theater family!