"You'll shoot your eye out!"...is 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: