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James and The Giant Peach
a Family Play
CATEGORY : COMEDY DRAMA CHILDREN MUSICAL PUPPET
by Roald Dahl

COMPANY : North Spings High School Drama Department
VENUE : North Springs High School Auditorium [WEBSITE]
ID# 4018

SHOWING : January 13, 2011 - January 17, 2011

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PRODUCTION DESCRIPTION

James and the Giant Peach is a popular children's novel written in 1961 by British author Roald Dahl. The original first edition published by Alfred Knopf featured illustrations by Nancy Ekholm Burkert. However, there have been various reillustrated versions of it over the years, done by Michael Simeon for the first British edition, Emma Chichester Clark, Lane Smith and Quentin Blake. It was adapted into a film of the same name in 1996. The plot centers on a young English orphan boy who enters a gigantic, magical peach, and has a wild and surreal cross-world adventure with six anthropomorphic insects he meets within the giant peach. Originally titled James and the Giant Cherry, Dahl changed it to James and the Giant Peach because a peach is "prettier, bigger and squishier" than a cherry.[1][2]

Because of the story's occasional macabre and potentially frightening content, it has become a regular target of the censors and is no. 56 on the American Library Association's top 100 list of most frequently challenged books.[3]


CAST & CREW LIST
Crew Max Abelman
Crew Ben Abelman
Technical Director Marty Aikens
Master Puppeteer Jacob Alexander
Stage Manager Ebeth Engquist
Assistant Stage Manager Reagan Gravley
Puppeteer Ian L'Ecuyer
Crew Zack Lampkin
Crew Jessie Mann
Director of Acting Jill Melancon
The Ladybug Tate Anderson
Miss Spider Caroline Bagley
Aunt Sponge/Sailor Mariah Berkowitz
The Old Green Grasshopper Dreyton Hilton
The Earthworm Chris Kaiser
The Centipede Marcelus McQueen
Aunt Spiker/Mrs. Trotter/Sailor Lauren Richards
James Henry Trotter Alex Toor
The Old Man/Mr. Trotter Kristian Young
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