Allen’s Community Theatre presents the holiday favorite A Christmas Story, based on the 1983 motion picture of the same name. A Christmas Story follows Ralphie Parker in his quest to receive a Red Ryder BB gun for Christmas. Ralphie pleads his case, yet consistently hears: “You’ll shoot your eye out!” All the memorable elements from the movie will make their way to the ACT stage, including characters like Scut Farkas; Ralphie’s father winning a leg lamp; Ralphie’s fantasy scenarios, and more. The production is adapted by Philip Grecian and directed by Paul McKenzie.

Where: Allen’s Community Theatre, 1206 E. Main St., Suite 105, Allen, Texas 75002

When: December 4–20, 2015; click here for times.

Tickets: Adults, $21; seniors 65+, $19; kids under 18, $16. Tickets are for open seating, so arrive early. Buy tickets online.

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