Every holiday season families gather around their televisions to watch Ralphie Parker in his quest to acquire the “official Red Ryder carbine action, 200-shot, range model air rifle with a compass in the stock and a thing that tells time” and to hear every adult around him warn, “You’ll shoot your eye out kid.”
This year, beginning Nov. 8, families can enjoy this tradition from the Parker family living room as Town & Country Players converts the barn theater in Buckingham into the Parker family home and the well-known school yard where Flick succumbs to the triple dog dare and sticks his tongue on the frozen flagpole.
Directed by Annamarie Hughes, the cast for the stage adaptation of the holiday film favorite includes Andy McPhee as Adult Ralph/Narrator; Kevin Palardy (“Shakespeare Abridged”) as The Old Man; Alyssa Moore, returning to T&C after a seven-year hiatus, as the mother; and introducing Will Trymbiski, a Lenape Middle School seventh grader, as Ralphie Parker.
“A Christmas Story,” the family play, is playing at Town and Country Players on Route 263 in Buckingham weekends from Nov. 8 to 23. Curtain time is 8 p.m. for Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening shows and 2 p.m. for Saturday and Sunday Matinees. For information, and to order tickets, visit townandcountryplayers.org or call the 800-838-3006. Tickets are $20.