Give yourself an added Christmas Treat by going to the Clinton Area
Showboat Theater presentation of “A Christmas Story” playing at
The Mullany Theater at Ashford University.
Take a trip back in time with Ralph Parker as he remembers one very
signifigant Christmas in his youth. The adult Ralph is played by
Jason Sharp. His younger Ralphie is by Michael Kremer.
The set is very well utilized with the upstairs bedroom raised and
The living room, dining and kitchen down and the doorway to the
Basement (where the old furnace is).
This production of “A Christmas Story” is directed by C.A.S.T.’S
artistic director Patrick Stinson. Patrick has done a great job of
putting together this very talented cast.
Ralphie wants just one thing for Christmas and uses everything he can
imagine to get the message to his parents, he wants a “Red Ryder” air
riffle. He goes from real life to his imagination and the cast of his class-
mates and friends help him with this. The youthful cast members are:
Aedan Marlowe, Noah Strausser, Jacob Smith, Skyler Pennock,
Helena Fisher and Ethan Sharp. They are always in character and get
their message across.
Ralphie’s mother is by Karen Stephan and his dad is by Rob Engelson.
You will enjoy the trip back to Hohman, Indiana in 1938. What a good
Year. The tempermental furnace, the contest entries, the grand prize,
school setting (with Ellen Miller as their teacher), what they have for
dinner, will they ever get turkey for Christmas, get the tree home and
many other great scenes.
This presentation will bring the older audience great memories and will
let the younger ones learn a little of what it was like in their grandparents
Christmases. This is for the whole family. There were many younger
ones in the audience and they were kept interested through the show.
“A Christmas Story” will be presented Dec. 12, 13, & 17-20 at 7 P.M.
and Dec. 14 & 21 at 3:00 P.M. in Mullany Theater at Ashford University,
This has been Ellen Ketelsen for K.R.O.S.