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Hayswood to host ‘Christmas Story’ auditions

Hayswood to host ‘Christmas Story’ auditions Hayswood to host ‘Christmas Story’ auditions

Auditions for Hayswood Theatre’s production of “A Christmas Story” will take place at the theatre on Sunday at 5 p.m. and Monday at 7 p.m. The open auditions will be for 18 roles (two men, two women and 15 children ages 6 to 15 and are similar characters as in the movie). Actors will do cold readings and should bring a headshot and a brief resumé.

Everyone at auditions must wear a mask except while reading. Experience is not required.

During the Christmas season of 1983, “A Christmas Story” opened in movie theatres across the country and a Christmas classic was born. Humorist Jean Shepherd’s memoir of growing up in the Midwest in the 1940s follows 9-year-old Ralphie Parker in his quest to get a genuine Red Ryder BB gun under the tree for Christmas. All the elements from the beloved motion picture are here in this stage production, 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 and Ralphie’s father winning a lamp shaped like a woman’s leg in a net stocking marked “Fragile.”

Philip Grecian created this play by the same name in the late 1990s.

“A Christmas Story” will be the second show in Hayswood Theatre’s 50th season celebration. Performances for “A Christmas Story” will run from Dec. 2 to 12 at the theatre, located at 115 S. Capitol Ave. in Corydon.

Questions may be emailed to the director, Bob Trinkle, at [email protected].