Ti-Ahwaga Players to present ‘A Christmas Story’

Ti-Ahwaga Players to present 'A Christmas Story'

Pictured, from left, is John Paul Kidney as Randy, Jamie Cornell as the Old Man, Kathy Harris as the Mother, Todd Smith as Adult Ralph, and Devin Cornell as Ralphie.

The Ti-Ahwaga Community Players will present Philip Grecian’s adaptation of Jean Shepherd’s “A Christmas Story” on Dec. 5, 6 and 7; and Dec. 12, 13 and 14 at the Ti-Ahwaga Performing Arts Center, 42 Delphine St., Owego, N.Y.

This stage adaptation of the Ralphie Parker – “You’ll Shoot your eye out kid” classic movie, has become a Holiday tradition for many families in the region.  This is Ti-Ahwaga’s 13th annual production of “A Christmas Story”, but this year brings some changes to Cleveland Street in Hohman, Indiana. Due to the generosity of the Mildred Truman Faulkner Foundation, the Players were able to design and construct a new set and refurbish many props and costumes, providing a fun new backdrop for Ralphie Parker’s quest to finally receive that coveted Red Ryder BB gun.

This year’s cast includes Todd Smith as Ralph (the narrator), Jamie Cornell as the Old Man, Kathy Harris as Mother, Devin Cornell as Ralphie, John Paul Kidney as Randy, Logan Abbey as Scut, Gordon Wu as Flick, Alex Ernst as Schwartz, Lois Kidney as Esther Jane, Tabitha Briggs as Helen, and Sarah Jensen as Miss Shields.

As with all of Ti-Ahwaga’s productions, a delicious assortment of wines, beers, other beverages, snacks and desserts are provided with table service prior to the show and during intermission. If you have not already done so, make this funny and festive show a Holiday tradition for you and your family!

Shows start at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday. General admission is $20, $18.00 for seniors 60 and older and $15 for students (including college age with a student ID).

The show is underwritten by Broome Obstetrics and Gynecology, PC, Katie’s Kreations and Tioga State Bank. To reserve seats, tickets are available at tiahwaga.com or by calling the Ti-Ahwaga Performing Arts Center at 687-2130.