November 20 — December 24
On the Main Stage

By Phil Grecian
Based on the motion picture written by Jean Shepherd, Leigh Brown & Bob Clark
Directed by Rose Riordan
“Sparkles and glows like the holiday lights strung across the set against a winter sky.” —The Oregonian

The only thing little Ralphie Parker hopes to find under the tree is a Daisy Brand Red Ryder BB rifle. He doesn’t simply want it—he’s consumed with an aching desire for it. Looming in the way, however, are alleyway bullies, major awards, freezing flagpoles, unsympathetic authorities and a certain horrifying Macy’s Santa. Based upon the classic motion picture, this play is a holiday treat everyone can enjoy—that is, until someone shoots their eye out.

Performance times:
Tuesday - Sunday evenings at 7:30 p.m
Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2:00 p.m.
Thursday matinees at noon

A full list of performances and dates will appear when you enter the Buy Tickets section of the website.

A Christmas Story runs approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes with one intermission.

Please note: children under the age of six cannot be admitted.

View the cast and creative team bios

View the playbill for A Christmas Story.

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Reviews and Comment

Holly Johnson | The Oregonian [Review 28 Nov 2011]

Christmas childhood memories often evoke yearning. Besides longing for light amid the dark season, kids crave certain gifts they believe will change their lives. “In its second year at Portland Center Stage, “A Christmas Story” is all about that powerful longing, and the sweet object of desire here is a Red Ryder air rifle coveted by nine-year-old Ralphie (played by the agreeable Jack Clevenger) in 1939 Indiana. The popular seasonal comedy follows the 1983 film of the same title, and is based on semi-autobiographical sketches of writer/humorist Jean Shepherd.

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Media

Art and photos for A Christmas Story. View on Flickr »

Holiday Tales from the Cast of A Christmas Story View on Vimeo »

Trailer for A Christmas Story. View on Vimeo »

ASL Description: A Christmas Story View on Vimeo »



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Production blog

Meet the Cast of A Christmas Story: Matthew Snyder

19 December 2011 & Posted by JessicaStuhr

Cast members of A Christmas Story talk about their roles as well as some favorite holiday memories and traditions. This week we hear from Matthew Snyder who is an Ensemble Boy as well as the understudy for Flick, Randy and Schwartz.

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Meet the Cast of A Christmas Story: Olivia Rentz

13 December 2011 & Posted by JessicaStuhr

Cast members of A Christmas Story talk about their roles as well as some favorite holiday memories and traditions. This week we hear from Olivia Rentz who is an Ensemble Girl as well as the understudy for “Esther Jane” and “Helen.”

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The Pick 5 Package: A Great Deal on Great Shows!

07 December 2011 & Posted by cynthia fuhrman

Our Pick 5 Package lets you be the season planner! Select your five favorite titles from the remainder of our season, and put together your own package for just $275!

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Ticketing

A Christmas Story (2011)

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