SHERMAN — Sherman Playhouse will stage “A Christmas Story,” adapted for the stage by Philip Grecian and directed by Keli Solomon.

It will take place Dec. 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 21, and 22, at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. for Sunday matinees.

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.

For tickets order online at or call 860-354-3622.

Tickets are $24 for adults, and $12 for children under 12 and students.