Greene County Fine Arts Council

Quality Community Entertainment


A Christmas Story

December 4th, 5th at 7:30 PM and December 6th at 2:00 PM. at the Collins Theater

Performances at The Historic Collins Theater

Humorist Jean Shepherd's memoir of growing up in the midwest in 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 Higbee'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.

  • Ralph - Logan Taylor
  • Ralphie - Jesse Sanders
  • Mother - Jana Gibbs
  • The Old Man - Randy Hembrey
  • Randy - Josiah Langford
  • Flick - Lucas Taylor
  • Schwartz - Richard Walker
  • Helen Weathers - Jenna Boling
  • Esther Jane Alberry - Caleigh Langford
  • Scut Farkas - Skylar Higdon
  • Toadie - Davis Clark
  • Santa / Radio Announcer - Gabriel A. Cook
  • Miss Shields - Debi Crews
  • Neighbor / Delivery Man - John Mathis
  • Santa's Elf 1 - Ron Spence
  • Santa's Elf 2 - Elizabeth Walker
  • Ensemble - Reed Noblin, Lily Grace Craft, Daxton Clark, Daniel Noblin, Lydia Sutfin, Jason Waddell Jr., Nathan Crews

Current Season

  • Greater Tuna - September 11th and 12th at 7:30 PM and September 13th at 2:00 PM

  • A Christmas Story - December 4th and 5th at 7:30 PM and December 6th at 2:00 PM

  • Snow White - February 19th and 20th at 7:30 PM and February 21st at 2:00 PM

  • Beauty And The Beast - July 14th, 15th, 16th and 18th at 7:30 PM and July 17th at 2:00 PM

Recently Concluded

Greater Tuna

September 11th and 12th at 7:30 PM and September 13th at 2:00 PM

Performances at The Historic Collins Theater

Greater Tuna is the first in a series of 4 comedic plays (followed by A Tuna Christmas, Red, White and Tuna and Tuna Does Vegas), each set in the fictional town of Tuna, Texas, the "third-smallest" town in the state. The series was written by Jaston Williams, Joe Sears, and Ed Howard. The plays are at once an affectionate comment on small-town, Southern life and attitudes but also a withering satire of same. Of the four plays, Greater Tuna is the darkest in tone.

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