Newport Independent Schools present "A Christmas Story"
December 11th and 12th
The sounds of Christmas are ringing up and down the halls of Newport schools as the cast of the winter play prepares for their performance of the Jean Shepard classic, "A Christmas Story". Based on the popular holiday movie from 1983, this performance will mark the third winter production for Newport Independent Schools. However, Theater Director, Brittany Stacy, is exploring more difficult scripts and encouraging our cast of young performers to advance their skills. "A Christmas Story" explores the childhood of nine-year-old Ralphie Parker as he prepares for the holiday season with one goal in mind. He wants to get exactly what he wants for Christmas...a toy BB gun to help him fulfill his Western-inspired daydreams. While pursuing his goal, he comes to realize something far more important than material possessions. He realizes how much his family and friends really mean to him.
Several classic scenes from the movie are portrayed in the performance, including the famous leg lamp, as well as, Raphie's best friend, Flick's "double dog dare" that lands him in a bit of a bind. The cast includes 24 students from Newport Intermediate, Middle and High Schools. They have been working tirelessly since October reading the script and stage directions, learning lines, and blocking scenes three days a week after school at rehearsals. They are truly learning the responsibility and difficulties in not only performing a production but being a part of the design and decision-making process of the director. The students in Visual and Performing Arts courses have helped to create the set pieces, as well as painting and preparing props for the performers.
These young performers will definitely bring the humor of the holidays to life! Donations accepted at the door.
12/11/14 at 7:00 PM -
12/12/14 at 7:00 PM
Newpoortt Primary School - 11th & York Streets Map