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Gerding Theater at the Armory - Main Stage
Portland Center Stage 128 NW Eleventh Avenue Portland, OR 97209
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attended Dec 13 2011

Left at intermission. I guess that I should have known that its target audience was kids, and it would have been appropriate for that. It was too saccharine, and having a... continued

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attended Nov 26 2011

This was a wonderful adaptation of the film, both charming and funny. We took three boys between the ages of ten and twelve, and they all enjoyed it very much.

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attended Nov 27 2011

My husband and I took our two kids, nine and twelve, to see this play as part of their Christmas gift. Each year when we set up our Christmas tree, we watch the movie "A... continued

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Quotes & Highlights

“PCS has located the heart as well as the humor in the story.” —The Oregonian


By Phil Grecian

Based on the motion picture written by Jean Shepherd, Leigh Brown & Bob Clark

Directed by Rose Riordan

The only thing little Ralphie Parker hopes to find under the tree is a Daisy Brand Red Ryder BB rifle. He doesn’t simply want it — he’s consumed with an aching desire for it. Looming in the way, however, are alleyway bullies, major awards, freezing flagpoles, unsympathetic authorities and a certain horrifying Macy’s Santa. Based upon the classic motion picture, this play is a holiday treat everyone can enjoy — that is, until someone shoots their eye out.

This show is recommended for those ages 6 and older and runs two hours, with one 15-minute intermission.

About the Ticket Supplier: Portland Center Stage

Portland Center Stage inspires our community by bringing stories to life in unexpected ways. PCS produces a blend of classical, contemporary and premiere works, and our annual playwrights festival, JAW. In our home at the Portland Armory we also offer a variety of education and outreach programs, including classes, workshops and partnerships with organizations throughout the Portland area.