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Company adds single matinee of 'Christmas Story'

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Lucinda Breeding

Denton Community Theatre has added a 2 p.m. matinee to the run of Philip Grecian's A Christmas Story. 

A Christmas Story is the stage adaptation of the classic 1983 film about Ralphie Parker's most memorable Christmas. In the late 1940s, a 9-year-old boy has a single Christmas wish: "an official Red Ryder, carbine action, 200-shot, range model air rifle, with a compass in the stock and this thing that tells time."

There's just one problem. Ralphie's mother, teacher and even the department store Santa put the kibosh on his fantasies. "You'll shoot your eye out," they tell him.

Ralphie has other worries, too. He's got a crush on classmate Esther Jane, his little brother, Randy, has a habit of hiding in inconvenient places, and neighborhood bully Scut Farkus seems to have some kind of missile lock on Ralphie and his friends.

And then there is the matter of the Old Man: Ralphie's father is loud, gruff and easy to irritate — never a useful scenario when Santa's omniscient eyes are counting childhood misdeeds.

Tickets are now available for the 2 p.m. performance on Saturday, Dec. 16. Performances are at the Campus Theatre, 214 W. Hickory St. 

Tickets cost $22 for adults, $18 for seniors 62 and older, $15 for students with valid ID and $10 for ages 12 and under. For reservations, call 940-382-1915.

FEATURED IMAGE: From left to right, Jacob Radcliff as Randy, Bryan Patrick as the Old Man, Jackson Blanton as Ralphie and Ash Robbins as Mother, perform in Philip Grecian's stage adaptation of the 1983 film 'A Christmas Story.' The family holiday classic celebrates the season, even when it doesn't live up to our expectations. The show has sold out, and Denton Community Theatre has added a performance to the run.