Oregon State University Theatre begins its 2016-’17 fall season tonight at 7:30 p.m. with David Wood’s adaptation of Roald Dahl’s timeless children’s novel, James and the Giant Peach. This theater season’s theme is “Devising Our Dreams: Metamorphosis.”
Director Tinamarie Ivey and a talented cast of OSU students will tell Dahl’s classic tale of a young English boy named James, tragically orphaned by a marauding escaped rhinoceros. James is forced to live with his two repulsive aunts, Spiker and Sponge, until one day an elderly stranger and a bag of magic changes his fate. James and his merry band of invertebrates escape to make their way across the Atlantic Ocean in a gargantuan velvety stone fruit in hopes of building a better life in New York’s Central Park.
Withycombe Hall Main Stage hosts James and the Giant Peach Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 3 to Nov. 5 at 7:30 p.m. Next weekend’s show times are Saturday at 2 and 7:30 p.m., and again on Sunday at 2 p.m. General admission is $12, and tickets are $10 for seniors, $8 for the younger crowd, and $5 for OSU students. Kids under 3 are admitted free with qualifying adults.