In November of 2015, FSCJ Dramaworks presented James and the Giant Peach, an adaptation by David Wood of Roald Dahl’s classic novel for children. Dahl - a British novelist, short story writer, fighter pilot, and screenwriter – started writing short stories in 1942, and published his first children’s book in 1943. James and the Giant Peach, published in 1961, follows the adventures of a young boy who accidentally drops some magic crystals by the old peach tree in his yard. The peach at the top of the tree begins to grow, and before long it's as big as a house. When James discovers a secret entranceway into the fruit and crawls inside, he meets wonderful new friends--the Old-Green-Grasshopper, the dainty Ladybug, and the Centipede of the multiple boots. After years of feeling like an outsider in his aunts' house, James finally found a place where he belongs. With a snip of the stem, the peach household starts rolling away--and the adventure begins! Original music for this production was written by adjunct professor Jay Deen.
This show ran at FSCJ's Wilson Center for the Arts November 5-8, 2015
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