"A Christmas Story" Ushers in Holiday Merriment
At MCCC's Kelsey Theatre Nov. 27 - Dec. 6
Windsor, N.J. -- The Pennington Players will usher in the holiday
season with the slightly-twisted, but totally loveable classic, "A
Christmas Story," at Mercer County Community College's Kelsey
Theatre Fridays, Nov. 27 and Dec. 4 at 7 p.m., Saturdays, Nov. 28
and Dec. 5 at 2 and 7 p.m. and Sundays, Nov. 29 and Dec. 6 at 2 p.m.
Kelsey Theatre is located on Mercer's West
Windsor campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road. An opening night reception
with the cast and crew follows the Nov. 27 performance. Patrons may
drop off donations for the "Toys for Tots" holiday gift
drive in the Kelsey Theastre lobby through Dec. 21.
Based on a story by Jean Shepherd, this family comedy, set in a Midwestern
American town during the 1940s, follows nine-year-old Ralphie Parker
as he dreams of his ideal gift for Christmas, a Red Ryder BB gun.
As Ralphie wages an all-out campaign to convince his reluctant parents
to buy it for him, the audience will enjoy the Parker's family whimsical
journey through the holiday season - from Father Parker's prized leg
lamp, to Ralphie's retaliation against the neighborhood bully, to
little brother Randy in a bunny suit, and much more.
as members of the Parker family are: Marc Caiola of Robbinsville as
Randy; Steve Decker of Morrisville, Pa., as Ralph, the show's adult
narrator; Laurie Gougher of Newtown, Pa., as Mother; Kevin Hallam
of Hamilton as Father; and Jason Wilks of Princeton Junction as Ralphie.
featured are Taylor Hoogsteden of Princeton Junction as Esther Jane;
Jacob McGlew of Robbinsville as Schwartz; Barbara Mendel of Morrisville,
Pa., as Miss Shields; Nicky Rosolino of Princeton as Scut Farkas;
Stephen Szemis of West Windsor as Flick; and Madeline Wasson of Cranbury
Wilks, center, is Ralphie. His parents
are played by Kevin Hallam and Laurie Gougher.
Steve Decker, left, with
Jason Wilks as young Ralphie.
ensemble members include Holden Bihl of Robbinsville, Sarah Fox of Robbinsville,
Hannah Gumpert of Princeton, Samaria Jones of Trenton, Liam J. Simonelli
of Hamilton, and Jacob Singleton of Hamilton. The show is directed by
Kitty Getlik of Hamilton and co-produced by Maryellen Birdsey of Titusville
and Dottie Farina of Hamilton.
The Pennington Players will sell chances to win the leg lamp during the
run of the show. The winner will be drawn after the final show on Dec.
6 and does not need to be present to win.
Tickets are $14 for adults, $12 for seniors, and $10 for students and
children. Free parking is available next to the theater. Tickets may be
or by calling the Kelsey Box Office at 609-570-3333. Kelsey Theatre is
wheelchair accessible and provides assisted listening devices upon request.
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