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A Christmas Story

Adapted by Philip Grecian
Directed by Keli Solomon

November 30, December 1, 7 ,8, 9, 14 ,15, 16, 21, 22, 2018
8:00 p.m. Friday & Saturday
2:00 p.m. Sunday Matinee

Humorist Jean Shepherd's memoir of growing up in the Midwest of the 1940s follows 9-year-old Ralphie Parker in his quest to get a genuine Red Ryder BB gun under the tree for Christmas. Ralphie pleads his case before his mother, his teacher and even Santa Claus himself, at Goldblatt's Department Store. The consistent response: "You'll shoot your eye out." All the elements from the beloved motion picture are here, 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; Ralphie's father winning a lamp shaped like a woman's leg in a net stocking; Ralphie's fantasy scenarios and more.

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Happy Holidays – Gift of Theatre

If you'd like to share the experience of the Sherman Players with those around you, consider giving a Sherman Playhouse gift mug this holiday season.

The $50.00 gift mug with the voucher for 2 tickets* to a show in our 2019 season can be purchased by emailing or by calling 860.354.3622. You can also pick them up during any of our performances of A Christmas Story.

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Saw the show Friday night! Great performance, enjoyed it immensely!

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Daring Frick to lick the pole! A Christmas Story continues through December. Shermanplayers.org
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Daring Frick to lick the pole!  A Christmas Story continues through December.  Shermanplayers.org
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Dean Alexander as older Ralphie and Dylan Sosbe as Ralphie rehearse A Christmas Story. Shermanplayers.org ... See moreSee less

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ATTENTION : AUDITIONS!!!

Casting Call for Venus In Fur by David Ives
Directed by Katherine Almquist

Sunday, December 2nd by appointment
Monday, December 3rd & Tuesday, December 4th, 6:30 - 8:00 PM

Where: Green Room, Sherman Playhouse
Cast: 1 Man (30ish to 50ish) and 1 Woman (20ish/30ish) – Both roles open!
Performance Dates: February 14, 15, 16, 22, 23, 24, March 1, 2, 3, 2019 – Friday and Saturday at 8:00 PM, Sunday at 2:00 PM

Synopsis: Thomas, a beleaguered playwright/director is desperate to find an actress to play Vanda, the female lead in his adaptation of the classic sadomasochistic tale "Venus in Furs." Into his empty audition room walks a vulgar and equally desperate actress-—oddly enough, named Vanda. Though utterly wrong for the sophisticated part, Vanda exhibits a strange command of the material, piquing Thomas's interest with her seductive talents and secretive manner. As the two work through the script, they blur the line between play and reality, entering into an increasingly serious game of submission and domination that only one of them can win.

The New York Times called it "....ninety minutes of good, kinky fun"

For further information, contact Katherine Almquist at: kt_almquist@hotmail.com
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ATTENTION : AUDITIONS!!!

Casting Call for Venus In Fur by David Ives
Directed by Katherine Almquist

Sunday, December 2nd by appointment
Monday, December 3rd & Tuesday, December 4th, 6:30 - 8:00 PM

Where: Green Room, Sherman Playhouse
Cast: 1 Man (30ish to 50ish) and 1 Woman (20ish/30ish) – Both roles open!
Performance Dates: February 14, 15, 16, 22, 23, 24, March 1, 2, 3, 2019 – Friday and Saturday at 8:00 PM, Sunday at 2:00 PM

Synopsis: Thomas, a beleaguered playwright/director is desperate to find an actress to play Vanda, the female lead in his adaptation of the classic sadomasochistic tale Venus in Furs. Into his empty audition room walks a vulgar and equally desperate actress-—oddly enough, named Vanda. Though utterly wrong for the sophisticated part, Vanda exhibits a strange command of the material, piquing Thomass interest with her seductive talents and secretive manner. As the two work through the script, they blur the line between play and reality, entering into an increasingly serious game of submission and domination that only one of them can win.  

The New York Times called it ....ninety minutes of good, kinky fun

For further information, contact Katherine Almquist at:  kt_almquist@hotmail.com

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"Timothy Huber as the self aggrandizing, arrogant husband is almost too good to be true. He has taken to this role with unbridled flair, making his character absolutely hilarious, and this is by far his best performance." Joanne Rochman, Republican-American. Two more performances this weekend. www.Shermanplayers.org ... See moreSee less

Timothy Huber as the self aggrandizing, arrogant husband is almost too good to be true. He has taken to this role with unbridled flair, making his character absolutely hilarious, and this is by far his best performance.  Joanne Rochman, Republican-American.  Two more performances this weekend.  www.Shermanplayers.org
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