Imagination Stage Presents THE BFG, Now thru 8/10
Imagination Stage is the new home of Giant Country in The BFG, a play based on the book by Roald Dahl and adapted by David Wood. Co-directed by Imagination Stage's Associate Artistic Director Kathryn Chase Bryer and Eric J. Van Wyk of Viterbo University, The BFG integrates puppetry, rich visuals, and imaginative storytelling as Sophie and the Big Friendly Giant go on a magical journey to save the children of England. Best for ages 5-10, The BFG runs in Imagination Stage's Annette M. and Theodore N. Lerner Family Theatre today, June 25-August 10, 2014. Tickets start at $10, and may be purchased online at www.imaginationstage.org, at the Imagination Stage box office, or via phone at 301-280-1660. Group rates are available.
The BFG (Big Friendly Giant) is the world's only friendly giant. He operates in the strictest of secrecy to bring good dreams to the human world, while his nasty counterparts steal and have the despicable habit of eating children. Upon meeting little orphan Sophie through her window, he whisks her away to his home in Giant Country. Together they embark on an adventure to Buckingham Palace to get help from the Queen and save the children from the other giants!
"After the success of last year's Dahl rep of The Magic Finger and James and the Giant Peach, we are tremendously excited to bring another Roald Dahl classic to the stage," says Bryer. "The collaboration with Viterbo University has been a larger-than-life adventure and we are thrilled to have another opportunity to work alongside Eric and his team!" Prior to making its Imagination Stage debut, The BFG played at Viterbo University's Web Center for the Performing Arts this past February to sold-out houses.