Nothing Dusty In Tri-PAC’s Entertaining Holiday Show

Tri-PAC's "A Christmas Story" is based on humorist Jean Shepherd’s novel “In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash.” It opens Thursday in Pottstown, and runs through Dec. 18

POTTSTOWN PA – A little dust may be the initial clue, Marketing Director Betsy Chapman admits, that the Tri-County Performing Arts Center, 245 High Street, Pottstown PA, has undertaken some major renovations. Tri-PAC, as it’s better known, is in the process of getting a facelift: a new concessions area, new façade, and better facilities for patrons.

The construction, however, won’t deter visitors from enjoying Tri-Pac’s production of “A Christmas Story,” which Chapman reports will open Thursday (Dec. 1, 2011) and run on weekends through Dec. 18.

“A Christmas Story” is the classic holiday tale of a mischievous, be-speckled young boy, Ralphie, who dreams of getting a BB gun for Christmas.

In weeks before the big holiday, Ralphie, his friends and family get into all kinds of sticky situations. There’s a bully with yellow eyes, a tongue stuck to a lamp post, a bar of soap in the mouth, a garish major award, and a Chinese Christmas dinner. Based on the humorist Jean Shepherd’s novel “In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash”, “A Christmas Story” is a holiday treat, Chapman says.

The cast includes Geoffrey Berwind, Andrea Frassoni, Steve Reazor, Michele Bolay, Ben Williams, David Helmer, Carter Niness, Nathan Esser, Josiah Swenson, Sebastian Coates, Alex Tomarelli, William Bell, Xander Dake, Olivia Swenson, Jenna Tomarelli, Hannah Paczkowski and Lauren Esser.

Tickets and advance reserve seating are available online, here. Tickets also will be sold at the door if seats are available. Prices range from $13 to $21, with discounts for students and seniors as well as groups of 10 or more. For more information, call the theater at 610-970-1199.

Tri-PAC is a non-profit performing arts organization founded under the Village Productions umbrella in 2001 by a team of performing artists, arts educators, business leaders, and area residents.

Photos from Tri-PAC