Tennessee Rep Presents
A Christmas Story

Tennessee Rep's A Christmas Story

adapted by Phillip Grecian, based on the motion picture by Jean Shepherd, Leigh Brown, and Bob Clark
November 30 – December 22, 2013
Preview: November 29
Johnson Theatre, TPAC

Nashville’s All-American Holiday Tradition

Humorist Jean Shepherd's memoir of growing up in the Midwest in the 1940s follows 9-year-old Ralphie Parker in his unflappable campaign to get Santa (or anyone else) to give him a "legendary official Red Ryder carbine-action 200 shot range-model air rifle." 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." This irresistible piece of Americana is guaranteed to warm the heart and tickle the funny bone.

"Thanks to Tennessee Repertory Theatre's wonderfully evocative production of the play, based on the iconic holiday movie, if I could possibly have another more satisfying theatre experience, I could scarcely dream it." –Jeffrey Ellis, broadwayworld.com

Copeland Says
“For many people, it isn’t Christmas until they see the movie A Christmas Story. We’ve quickly learned (and heard from you) that in Nashville, it isn’t Christmas until you have seen our live and theatrical version of Ralphie’s quest for the Red Rider bb gun.

This is a story we have come to cherish, and I could not be more thrilled that it has become important to the way Nashvillians want to celebrate their holiday. I really mean that. We truly love hearing from those who return every year how we’ve become a part of their family holiday tradition. We LOVE hearing, “I like it better than the movie.” As artists we continue to relish the connection that happens between you and us when we tell you this story in our unique way, and frankly, it does as much to make our holiday complete as it does yours.”

A Christmas Story Cast

David Compton as “The Old Man/Ensemble”, Geoff Davin as “Scut Farkas/Ensemble”, Jamie Farmer as “Mother/Ensemble”, Andrew Kanies as “Randy/Ensemble”, Eric D. Pasto-Crosby as “Schwartz/Ensemble”,Samuel Whited as “Ralph/Ralphie”, and David Wilkerson as “Flick/Ensemble”.

A Christmas Story Multimedia

A Christmas Story Trailer 2013 How Does a Fox Go Pat Patrick on Talk of the Town for Tennessee Rep's A Christmas Story

Reviews and Documents

Rating: 5 Stars5 Star Rating
"A Christmas Story has become a tradition for us. I love Tennessee Rep's rendition and look forward to it every year. Please keep it as part of the season!"
- Lynn G. Twitter

Theatre Review:
Tennessee Rep’s A Christmas Story Has Never Looked Better
- Evans Donnell, ArtsNash

Theatre Review:
Tennessee Rep Revives Homespun Humor of A Christmas Story
- Amy Stumpfl, The Tennessean

Theatre Review:
Tennessee Rep’s A Christmas Story Still Holiday Treat
- Evans Donnell, ArtNowNashville

Theatre Review:
Tennessee Rep delivers nostalgic A Christmas Story
- Amy Stumpfl, The Tennessean


Tennessee Repertory Theatre’s 2013-2014 Season is made possible by the generous support of our sponsors.