When: February 3, 2016-March 13, 2016
Where: Imagination Stage
4908 Auburn Avenue, Bethesda, MD. 20814
In this contemporary, tongue-in-cheek adaptation of the classic fairy tale Jack and the Beanstalk, Jack is a sporty, popular kid whose mother is facing foreclosure on their house. Jack enlists Phil, his smart yet nerdy neighbor, to accompany him to a pawnbroker to trade in his Grandfather’s gold watch for quick cash. Instead, the boys are paid in magic beans, and soon enough, a beanstalk grows tall with golden eggs, a harp, and a Giant’s home waiting at the top! After discovering the treasures, Jack becomes an overnight TV sensation, but his failure to acknowledge Phil’s help threatens the boys’ friendship, and very nearly leads to disaster when the Giant decides to come down from the beanstalk.
Not only will your Bambinos be entertained by the talented performers but they will also learn the value of friendships. The adventure the boys go on is fun and thrilling. The Giant stays behind a big door the entire time so have no fear. Each time the Giant makes an appearance you’re sure to hear laughter from the crowd as he has some tricks up his sleeve. Go home and re-read the classic fairy tale together and compare it with the play.
Running time is 75 minutes with one intermission.
Tickets can be purchased here. Price are $10-$30.
ASL-interpreted: February 21 at 4:00 p.m.
Sensory-Friendly: February 28 at 11:00 a.m.
Special Saturday Night Performance: March 5 at 7:00 p.m.
Join us before the show to craft your own mini magic beanstalk!
(Photo credits: Margot Schulman)