Coloradoan Newspaper: CSU Theatre brings classic ‘Christmas Story’ to life

A Christmas Story 2012 Production Photo

Colorado State University Theatre presents “A Christmas Story” by Philip Grecian, directed by Laura Jones.

Coloradoan Newspaper Article: CSU Theatre brings classic ‘Christmas Story’ to life
November 13, 2012
Written by Stacy Nick

The story of Ralphie and his efforts to possess a Red Ryder BB gun is one many of us are more than familiar with. Now, CSU’s Theatre Department is bringing Philip Grecian’s stage version of the 1983 classic comedy film “A Christmas Story” to life.

While CSU doesn’t usually do holiday theatrical performances, CSU Director of Theatre Walt Jones said it was time. And choosing “A Christmas Story” was a no-brainer.

“The play is so iconic and people know the dialogue by heart,” Jones said.

While not the musical version that is taking Broadway by storm, this version is a must for those who loved the film, he added. Beloved references including Ovaltine, the leg lamp, Chinese turkey, flagpoles and fire departments and soap poisoning all show up.

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