Spring 2012

Family Theatre

James and the Giant Peach

From the book by Roald Dahl. Dramatized by Richard R. George


A magical peach! An imprisoned boy! Insect friends! An incredible journey! This amazing adventure of James Henry Trotter will fulfill the fantasy of anyone who has ever dreamed of escape. Roald Dahl's story comes hilariously to life in this delightful dramatization that reveals the wickedness of some, the goodness of others, and the indecision encountered by many when they are faced with crises. You will see James (as he cleverly gets the Peach out of danger), the wise Old-Green-Grasshopper, and the pessimistic Earthworm. You will also see James' mean Aunt Spiker and cruel Aunt Sponge come to a suitably sticky end. The action is tied together by the Narrator, a storyteller, motivator, emcee, and audience friend. This show will certainly be an exciting, peachy adventure!

"James and the Giant Peach is a magical journey shared by cast and audience alike." —John Tilford, Champaign Park District, Champaign, Ill.

Director:  Deb Holloway
Choreographer: Peter Fields
Where: Collins Alumni Auditorium
When: February 14, 15, 16 at 7:00 pm
February 17 at 2:30 pm
Special School Performances February 14 and 15 at 10:00 am

Price: Individual ticket $15
Faculty Price: $10
Student Price: $5

This play is suitable for all ages.