Thanks to holiday movie marathons on cable TV, many people are already familiar with the plot of A Christmas Story. For those without this cinematic tradition, the tale is simple: Ralphie wants a “Red Ryder Carbine Action 200-shot Range Model Air Rifle with a compass in the stock and this thing which tells time” for Christmas. His desires are thwarted time and again by overly cautious adults convinced he’ll “shoot his eye out”. Ralphie dreams, schemes, and does everything a kid can to get his way. Will Santa pull through?
Ottawa Little Theatre’s 102nd season kicks off with the government of Ontario working to cover-up the lack of a nuclear accident and attempting to outsmart a small town Ontario farming family to do so in Dan Needles’ Perils of Persephone. Read the full review.