A Christmas Story Opens Wednesday at UNK

Susan Deiger
UNK Theatre, 308.865.8406

A holiday favorite, A Christmas Story, opens at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 30, in the University of Nebraska at Kearney Miriam Drake Theatre.

Adapted by playwright Phil Grecian from the original stories and the 1993 motion picture, A Christmas Story  tells the tale of 9-year-old Ralphie Parker and his quest for the one Christmas present that he wants more than any other – a genuine Red Ryder BB Gun.

According to director Janice Fronczak, the UNK production includes “… all of the antics, humor, and holiday fun found in the original film.”

Performances are set for 7:30 p.m. from Wednesday, Nov. 30, through Saturday, Dec. 3. On Sunday, Dec. 4, there will be a matinee at 2 p.m.

Tickets for the production are $7 for adults; $5 for students, seniors and UNK Faculty/Staff; $3 each for groups of 10 or more; and free for UNK students with a valid ID. Tickets may be reserved through the UNK Theatre Box Office at (308) 865-8417 or boxoffice@unk.edu.

The cast of A Christmas Story, and the roles they play, are listed alphabetically by hometown:

 – Garrett Sheeks, Randy and postman  
Columbus – Jakob Enzminger, Ralph, cowboy, tree lot owner, delivery man
and voice of neighbor  
David City
  – Ashley Kobza, Helen Weathers  
 – Lauren Blessing, Esther Jane Alberry  
Falls City
  – Dustin Johnson, Ralphie Parker  
 – Jenna Johannsen, Miss Shields  
 – Kyle Kuypers, Flick, desperado; Stacey Wood, Mother  
 – Timothy Hruza, Scut Farkas, Black Bart, Santa Claus and radio
 – Brad Perez, The Old Man
        Plattsmouth – Anthony Ward, Schwartz and desperado


Kumamoto – Shoko Honda, Roxanne, elf, Mrs. Schwartz and voice of neighbor