The theater company behind Dickens Christmas in Skaneateles will come to Auburn Thursday to perform a more modern holiday classic.

Scarlett Rat Entertainment will perform a live radio play version of “A Christmas Story” Thursday at Auburn Public Theater. With brass backing by Ralph Dudgeon and the APT All-Stars, and even a foley artist making sound effects on stage, the theater company will tell the 1983 story of Ralphie Parker and his coveted Red Ryder BB gun as though they were broadcasting it over the airwaves.

Scarlett Rat’s Jim Greene said Tuesday that the company has performed radio plays of “A Christmas Carol,” “It’s a Wonderful Life” and “Miracle on 34th Street” before, many of them at The Center for the Arts in Homer. But Thursday will be the Syracuse company’s first one at Auburn Public Theater, and Greene is glad it comes as Dickens Christmas celebrates its 25th anniversary.

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