Interview with Bill Digneit, NMU Theatre and Dance - "A Christmas Story," Dec. 11 - 15

Dec 3, 2019

Credit Forest Roberts Theatre

"You'll shoot your eye out!" one of many classic (and cautionary) lines that comes up in conversation this time of year comes from A Christmas Story, both originally a memoir from 1966 and the hit holiday film from 1983.  The original story of humorist Jean Shepherd tells the story of growing up in the midwest in the 1940s, as Ralphie Parker attempts to get the prized Red Ryder BB gun for Christmas.  Through trials, tribulations and laughs, A Christmas Story tells the tale of the magic and madness surrounding the famous December holiday tradition.

This December, the Forest Roberts Theatre at NMU presents the stage play of A Christmas Story, with all the elements from the film intact.  A mix of community members and Northern students comprise the cast, creative team, and crew.

Bill Digneit, director of NMU Theatre and Dance, came to Public Radio 90 to speak about the play:

Bill Digneit, director of NMU Theatre and Dance
Credit Public Radio 90

A Christmas Story opens Wednesday, December 11th at 7:30pm and runs until Sunday, December 15th (with a Theatre for All Performance at 1pm).  Tickets and more information is available at

Additionally, the School of Music, Theatre, and Dance will hold their Holiday Cabaret, Wednesday, December 4 at 5:30pm at the Northern Center on NMU's campus.  More information at