A Christmas Story on stage now at Covedale Center for The Performing Arts (4990 Glenway Ave Cincinnati) with remaining performances on Thursday Dec 20 at 7:30 p.m., Friday Dec 21 at 8 p.m., Saturday Dec 22 at 8 p.m. and Sunday Dec 23 at 2 p.m.

“You’ll shoot your eye out, kid!”   Jean Shepherd’s memoir of growing up in 1940’s Indiana, follows Ralphie Parker in his quest to get a genuine Red Ryder BB gun for Christmas. Ralphie pleads his case to his mother, his teacher and Santa Claus himself at Goldblatt’s Department Store. All the elements from the beloved movie are here – the family’s temperamental furnace, the school bully Scut Farkas, the boys’ bet concerning a wet tongue on an icy lamppost, the Little Orphan Annie decoder ring;  and Ralphie’s father winning “a major award” – the lady’s leg lamp in a fishnet stocking! A Christmas Story has become a theatrical holiday classic!

Adult tickets are $29 and Seniors/Students/Children tickets are $26. Purchase your tickets today at http://www.cincinnatilandmarkproductions.com/ccpa/News.aspx.

Tess Abney is a writer and artist from the Quad-Cities who enjoys writing on a variety of topics.