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Furlan Auditorium Production


Humorist Jean Shepherd’s memoir of growing up in the midwest in the 1940s follows 9-year-old Ralphie Parker in his quest to get a genuine Red Ryder BB gun under the tree for Christmas. Ralphie pleads his case before his mother, his teacher and even Santa Claus himself, at Higbee’s Department Store. The consistent response: “You’ll shoot your eye out!” All the elements from the beloved motion picture are here, including the family’s temperamental exploding furnace; Scut Farkas, the school bully; the boys’ experiment with a wet tongue on a cold lamppost; the Little Orphan Annie decoder pin; Ralphie’s father winning a lamp shaped like a woman’s leg in a net stocking; Ralphie’s fantasy scenarios and more.


Ralph – Chuck Hanel
Mother – Marcee Doherty-Elst
The Old Man – Christopher Elst
Miss Shields – Jamieson Hawkins
Scut Farkas – Cody Hagen

Green Cast

Raphie – Eric Minesalle
Randy – Nolan VanHaren
Flick – Isaac Breitrick
Schwartz – Isaac Hoeschen
Ester Jane – Audrey O’Neill
Helen Weathers – Lauren Roskopf

Red Cast

Raphie – Liam Flatley
Randy – Ryan Flatley
Flick – Isaac Lindner
Schwartz – Noah Malloy
Ester Jane – Casey Dobson
Helen Weathers – Katelyn Burzynski

Production Team

Director – Bryce Lord
Scenic Designer – Philip Cruise Warren
Scenic Builder – John Hemingway
Lighting Design – Marty Wallner
Costume Designer – Jason Orlenko
Assistant Director – Katherine Duffy
Costume Coordinator – Joanne Cunningham
Sound Designer – Jan Pritzl
Props – Erica Ziino and Karen Paleck
Stage Manger – Jim Padovano
Assistant Stage Manager – Matthew Holtz


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