Drama club premiers ‘A Christmas Story’ Nov. 29

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Ralphie, played by Jonah Stump, gets a bar of soap put in his mouth by his mother, played by Rianna Rosecrans, during a rehearsal of the Wellington Drama Club’s production of “A Christmas Story.” The show opens at 7 p.m. Thursday and runs through Sunday.

JONATHAN DELOZIER
REPORTER

The Wellington Drama Club production of “A Christmas Story” will debut Friday night at the Patricia Lindley Center for the Performing Arts.

Shows will run Nov. 29 to Dec. 1 with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. and curtains rising at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for seniors, kids, and students.

District media specialist and drama club advisor Emily Campofredano spoke with village council about the show.

“There are community members involved with everything from acting all the way through the creation of the set design,” she said. “It’s a family community effort that helps to bring this forth.”

“We have this absolutely stunning facility here in Wellington and I feel like it’s turned into a hidden gem,” Campofredano said. “I don’t want it to be a hidden gem. I want it to be blazing and up for everyone to see and enjoy.”

Campofredano delivered tickets to mayor Hans Schneider and all village council members.

“We’ve been working tirelessly for eight weeks at this point and I encourage everyone to come out,” she said. “It’s going to be a lot of fun. We hope you come and bring lots and lots of people. We have a really great theater culture in Wellington and it’s grown more and more these past few years.”

The drama club is made up of district students and residents and has put on shown including “The Crucible” and “The 25th Annual Puntam County Spelling Bee.”

“Emily does an amazing job with those kids and I think I know about all of Ralphie’s lines,” said village coucil member Helen Dronsfield.

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