James and the Giant Peach


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Event Status
Oct. 31, 7:30 to 9 p.m.
Nov. 1, 7:30 to 9 p.m.
Nov. 2, 7:30 to 9 p.m.
Nov. 3, 2 to 3:30 p.m.
Nov. 6, 7:30 to 9 p.m.
Nov. 7, 7:30 to 9 p.m.
Nov. 8, 7:30 to 9 p.m.
Nov. 10, 2 to 3:30 p.m.
B. Iden Payne Theatre
Tickets on sale beginning August 6, 2024

By Roald Dahl 
Adapted by David Wood

Directed by Rodolfo Robles Cruz

In this delightful stage adaptation, Roald Dahl’s classic tale is faithfully told by James himself along with the insect characters – Miss Spider, Old-Green-Grasshopper, Centipede, Ladybird and Earthworm. The play begins at the end of the story, when James and his friends are living in the giant peach stone in Central Park, New York. 

A tour guide brings a party of tourists (the audience) to see this major attraction, and James and his friends tell the story of how they came to live in New York. The insects play the other roles, likes James’s cruel Aunt Sponge and Aunt Spike, and the epic journey across the Atlantic is acted out with live action, puppetry and storytelling in David Wood’s masterful adaptation. 

“Move heaven and earth to see this wonderful adaptation!” – Sunday Mercury 


October 31-November 2, 6-8 at 7:30 p.m. 
November 3, 10 at 2:00 p.m.

About the Director

Rodolfo Robles Cruz is a M.F.A. in Theatre candidate with a specialization in directing at The University of Texas at Austin. He is a theatre artist from Morelia, Michoacán with strong roots in Fresno, California. As a director, Robles Cruz explores the many ways a physical body can tell a story on stage; often through the lens of ensemble-based theatre and with a focus on Latinx identity. Select directing credits include: Odeipus el Rey by Luis Alfaro (Selma Arts Center); Anna in the Tropics by Nilo Cruz (Madera Theatre Project) and Sanctuary City by Martyna Majok (Texas Theatre and Dance Studio Series). 


"James and the Giant Peach (Wood)" is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc. www.concordtheatricals.com

Tickets on sale beginning August 6, 2024

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