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‘A Christmas Story’

From left, the Narrator, Matt Smith, Randy, Matthew Hughes, and Mom, Cathy Caster, rehearse a scene in “A Christmas Story.” The play opens Friday at Lucille Ball Little Theatre of Jamestown, 18 E. Second St. P-J photos by Michael Zabrodsky

When he was asked to direct “A Christmas Story,” Deacon Pierce did not hesitate to say yes.

Pierce is very familiar with “A Christmas Story,” as he was the narrator in the play about 15 years ago. Now he gets a chance to see it from a different lens.

“When the opportunity came up, they asked me to direct. I was very excited about it — to look at it from a different perspective,” Pierce said.

Pierce added that when he was on stage as the narrator, he noticed there were aspects about the play he may have changed, and now he has the opportunity.

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