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Sanford's Temple Theatre will stage It's a Wonderful Life: The Radio Play from Nov. 29th to Dec. 16th

It’s a Wonderful Life at Sanford’s Temple Theatre Is a Treat for Friends and Family

‘Tis the season for family, wassail, and good cheer. It is also a time for annual holiday traditions, such as drinking eggnog, spending time with family, and watching Ralphie scheme to get Santa to bring him a BB gun in A Christmas Story. For many, it is also a time to watch Frank Capra’s 1946… Read More ›

Harnett Regional Theatre Meets the Challenges of “A Christmas Story” Head-On

Harnett Regional Theatre recently changed its look, repainting and adding plush new carpet, and is celebrating the welcome change with a can’t-miss performance of the holiday classic, “A Christmas Story,” directed by Vicki Wade. While, at first glance, “A Christmas Story” seems like a simple play to produce, it’s actually anything but. The lighthearted and… Read More ›

The cast for "A Christmas Story" includes (clockwise from left) Joseph Gaitens, Bill LaFrankie, Matt Schedler, Amber Ivie, and Austin Harger

The Cary Players Are Reprising Their Hilarious Version of “A Christmas Story” Nov. 30-Dec. 3

The Cary Players will reprise their community-theater presentation of “A Christmas Story,” which delighted Triangle theatergoers from 2004 to 2007, on Nov. 30-Dec. 3 at the Cary Arts Center. Written in 2000, dramatist Philip Grecian’s stage adaptation of the classic 1983 motion picture based on Jean Shepherd’s stories is hilarious as it dramatizes the commotion the erupts when Ralphie Parker (played in this production by Joseph Gaitens) asks Santa Claus to bring him a genuine Red Ryder BB gun for Christmas.

Parker Family (from left): Langdon Ogburn as Ralphie, Andrea Schulz Twiss as Mother, Bill Yates Jr. as The Old Man, Carter Godwin as Randy (photo by Curtis Brown for NCT)

“A Christmas Story” Could Become a New Triangle Yuletide Tradition

This rib-tickling rendition of “A Christmas Story” may well have started a new Triangle tradition. Indeed, “You’ll shoot your eye out” may become as familiar a Yuletide slogan in these parts as “Bah! Humbug!” and “The glass slipper fits!”

Parker Family (from left): Langdon Ogburn as Ralphie, Andrea Schulz Twiss as Mother, Bill Yates Jr. as The Old Man, Carter Godwin as Randy (photo by Curtis Brown for NCT)

Beloved Classic “A Christmas Story” Opens on Dec. 7th

Written by Jean Shepherd and adapted by Philip Grecian, “A Christmas Story” follows nine-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 Goldblatt’s Department Store. The consistent response: “You’ll shoot your eye out.”