Wednesday, November 28, 2012

A Christmas Story

            Iberia Performing Arts League wi ll present Jean Shepherd’s A Christmas Story  adapted by Philip Grecian as its third offering in its 2012-13 season.  

     The show opens at IPAL’s ESSANEE Theater in New Iberia on Thursday, December 6, 2012, and plays for two weekends, closing on Sunday, December 16.  2012. Curtain is at 7:30 PM on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings and 3 PM on Sunday afternoons. Tickets are $10 and may be obtained at Delaune’s Pharmacy, Paul’s Flowers and Accentrics on Main Street, by calling the theater at 364-6114 and leaving a name and phone number.          
     A celebration of seasonal joys, the family friendly play is about growing up in the 1940’s and Ralphie Parker’s quests for a genuine Red Ryder BB Gun.  All of the elements of the beloved motion picture are here, including the family’s temperamental exploding furnace, Scut Farkas, the school bully, and Ralphie’s father winning a lamp shapd like a woman’s leg in a net stocking.  Toys and Christmas presents today may be different, but a young boy’s pursuit of his goal never changes!
       Directed by Vincent P. Barras and  Carmen Nicholson , the production has a host of adults including: Jamie Castille, Jenny Gonsoulin, Lanie Marcantel, Virginia Molbert, La Doris Polite, Julaine Schexnayder and Bernard Terradot.

      Lead Ralphie Parker is played by 11 year old Nicholas LeBlanc and other younger actors include Thomas Beaullieu, Madicyn Boudreaux, Kaliana Brower, Carmen Gonsoulin,  Ryan Michael Gonsoulin, Hilary Hebert, Christa Hulin , William Lambert, Kelbi LaShare, Andrew Lewis, Olivia Lopez, Camille Morvant, Hayden Patout, Aleece Patout, Parker Robichaux, Macie Ann Romero, Maddi Terradot, and Sydni Terradot.

            The production is sponsored by First National Bank of Jeanerette. Additional support provided by a grant from the Louisiana State Arts Council, through the Louisiana Divisions of the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.

For questions or additional information visit IPAL’s website or email

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