Adult Ralph Parker recounts the Christmas he celebrated as a nine year old living with his parents and younger brother in northern Indiana. This particular Christmas was special: his contest-obsessed father won a prize and the never-ending battle with the house furnace. Ralphie faced challenges of his own: clashing with the town bullies and discovering a new relationship with soap. But most memorable was what he wanted more than anything for Christmas: an official Red Ryder carbine action 200-shot range model air rifle, aka a BB gun. Retold with a touch of childhood fantasy, these Christmas stories remind us all why we love the holidays.
Directed by guest artist Phil Addis
Phil is semi-retired, working part time at WKBT News 8 as Floor Crew. He has worked in over fifty shows at LCT since 1973. Most recently, he was in Twelve Angry Men, Wit, and Billy Elliot. He is the recipient of five Dionysus awards. Stage credits include several area theaters as well. Addis also wrote a serio-comedy "God's Piñatas". In December, Phil will be showcasing some of his photography at the La Crosse Public Library’s main branch. Phil resides in La Crescent with his wife, Deb.
Opened in 2013, the Lyche Theatre offers ample leg room and clear views of the stage from any of its 450 seats. Entrances and exits are centrally located and fully accessible for all.