A Christmas Story Returns to Owego

Owego, N.Y. — Ralphie and his Red Ryder BB gun are back!

After a break last year due to COVID-19, Ti-Ahwaga Community Players announced it is once again producing the much-loved stage production “A Christmas Story” for six performances in December.  

Patrons will be treated to the timeless story of Ralphie Parker and his quest to receive for Christmas, “a Legendary Official Red Ryder 200 Shot Carbine Action Range Model Air Rifle, with a Compass and this Thing Which Tells Time Built Right Into the Stock.” 

Based on the 1983 motion picture, “A Christmas Story” follows 9-year-old Ralphie Parker in his quest to to receive for Christmas, “a Legendary Official Red Ryder 200 Shot Carbine Action Range Model Air Rifle, with a Compass and this Thing Which Tells Time Built Right Into the Stock.” Ralphie pleads his case before his mother, his teacher and even Santa Claus himself at Higbee’s Department Store. The consistent response: “You’ll shoot your eye out!” All the elements from the beloved motion picture are here, including the family’s temperamental exploding furnace; Scut Farkas, the school bully; the boys’ experiment with a wet tongue on a cold lamppost; the Little Orphan Annie decoder pin; Ralphie’s father winning a lamp shaped like a woman’s leg in a net stocking; Ralphie’s fantasy scenarios and more.

There will be many opportunities to catch this American classic: Fridays, Dec. 3 and 10 at 8:00 p.m., Saturdays, Dec. 4 and 11 at 8:00 p.m., and Sundays, Dec. 5 and 12 at 2:00 p.m. There will be a special visitor, from the North Pole, after the Sunday, Dec. 5 performance.  As in the past, concessions will include Charcuterie Boards, Christmas cookies, as well as hot chocolate, and, of course, meatloaf and red cabbage!

Tickets can be reserved online at www.tiahwaga.com or by calling (607) 687-2130. 

Since 1960, Ti-Ahwaga Community Players has been providing arts and entertainment to the community. Located at 42 Delphine Street, Owego, N.Y., the cabaret-style theater hosts up to 150 people for live productions.