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Roswell Community Little Theatre’s ‘A Christmas Story’ premieres; The iconic story opened to an almost sold-out house

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Some of the young cast members of the Roswell Community Little Theatre are posing for photos after their performance in “A Christmas Story” that premiered on Friday, while The Old Man, performed by Randy Nolen, is causing mischief. Pictured are, from left: Alice Samuels as the want-to-be girlfriend of Ralphie, Esther Jane Alberry, Shana Marling as Flick whose tung got stuck on the ice-cold lamppost, Elice Taylor as child prodigy Helen Weathers, Emma Hargrave as fellow student and Avery Parker as Ralphie’s brother Randy. (Christina Stock Photo)

Roaring laughter and applause followed scene after scene of the well-known story of the little boy Ralphie (Aidan Smith) who is trying to convince his parents, teacher and Santa to get him a Red Rider BB-gun for Christmas.

Eleven-year-old Aidan was clearly in his element outperforming the adults. Especially funny was the dream sequence when Ralphie imagined his teacher’s reaction to his story about what he wants for Christmas.

Michele Massey in the role of Ralphie’s teacher, Miss Shields, was one of the biggest comedian highlights of the show, as was the performance of the bully, Scut Farkas by Emery Carter.

First-time director Zack G. Anderson and assistant director Gina Montague brought a play to stage that is perfect in performance, staging and lighting. After the play the audience had the chance to congratulate everybody and meet the actors.

The public has two weekends to see “A Christmas Story,” Dec. 8-10 and Dec. 15-17, with performances on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. RCLT is located at 1717 S. Union Ave. For more information, visit roswelltheatre.com or call 575-622-1982.

Christina Stock may be contacted at 622-7710, ext. 309, or at vision@rdrnews.com.