Baton Rouge, La. – The Manship Theatre presents an afternoon of holiday entertainment for the whole family on December 5 beginning at 3 p.m. The Manship will show two beloved holiday films: “The Polar Express” and “A Christmas Story”. The bar will be open, selling hot cocoa and other holiday treats in addition to its usual selection.
“The Polar Express” begins late on Christmas Eve night with a little boy lies in bed hoping to hear the sound of reindeer bells from Santa's sleigh. When to his surprise, a steam engine's roar and whistle can be heard outside his window. The conductor invites him on board to take an extraordinary journey to the North Pole with many other pajama-clad children. There, he receives an extraordinary gift only those who still believe in Santa can experience. “The Polar Express” plays at 3 p.m.
In “A Christmas Story”, Ralphie, a young boy growing up in the 1940s, dreams of owning a Red Rider BB gun. He sets out to convince the world this is the perfect gift. But along the way, he runs into opposition from his parents, his teacher and even good 'ol Santa Claus himself. “A Christmas Story” shows at 7:30 p.m.
The Manship Theatre offers its audience members unique performances with every season. The 325-seat, three-level theatre provides an intimate setting, while the shows on stage are unforgettable and diverse, reflecting the varied interests of the region. Housed in the first floor of the Shaw Center for the Arts in downtown Baton Rouge, the Manship provides an experience like no other theatre.