A Christmas Story: The Play
By Philip Grecian
Based on the motion picture A Christmas Story, © 1983 Turner Entertainment Co., distributed by Warner Bros., written by Jean Shepherd, Leigh Brown and Bob Clark; and on the book In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash by Jean Shepherd.

November 28, 2023 – December 31, 2023

The classic movie comes to hilarious life on stage! In 1940s Indiana, a young, bespectacled Ralphie schemes his way toward the holiday gift of his dreams, an official Red Ryder Carbine-Action 200-Shot Range Model Air Rifle. An infamous leg lamp, outrageous pink bunny pajamas, a maniacal department store Santa, and a triple-dog-dare to lick a freezing flagpole are just a few of the obstacles that stand between Ralphie and his Christmas wish.

Estimated Run Time: 2 hours and 20 minutes (including one 15 minute intermission)

Recommended for ages 8 and older.

The listed age is a recommendation, but please use your own discretion when making a decision for your young theatergoer.

Ultimately, the recommended ages are guidelines. Only you will know how your child will respond to the live theater experience. Please consider the following factors when making your decision: the content of the show, age recommendations, the age and personal development of your child, and previous experiences. All patrons regardless of age require a ticket, including babes in arms.


Associate Producers: Ernest Schirmer & Cynthia Gilbert

Important Event Information:

  • Masks Optional.

  • Concessions available for purchase, including beer and wine.

  • The play will take place indoors at Bristol Riverside Theatre at 120 Radcliffe Street, Bristol, PA.

Special Show Events

Nov 30 | Post Show
The opening night performance of each show is followed by a catered reception. 

Dec 1 | 7pm
Enjoy desserts/snacks provided by Loretta’s & drinks courtesy of Pat Deon Beverages, Hops & Hardware Distillery, and Dad’s Hat.

Dec 6 | 6:30pm
A great way to wind down midweek with wine courtesy of Chaddsford Winery Lahaska and desserts.

Dec 14 | 6:30pm
Enjoy snacks and beer courtesy of Bitchin’ Kitten Brewing, Dog & Bull Brew & Music House, Naked Brewing, and Philly Style Soft Pretzel.
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