Roald Dahl Repertory:
The Magic Finger & James and the Giant Peach
April 3 – May 26 | Tickets: $12+
James and the Giant Peach - TICKETS>>
Young, orphaned James Trotter is sent to live with his two wicked aunts on a hillside by the sea. Life with Aunts Sponge and Spiker-who make James wait on them hand and foot-is lonely and sad...it's the pits. James' luck begins to change when he is gifted a mysterious bag of crocodile tongues believed to bring marvelous and magical things. And do they ever! One giant peach, five oversized (and talking!) bugs, and many seagulls later, James and his new friends are off on an exciting adventure across the Atlantic. High over the ocean, destination unknown, this unlikely crew sails to new and fantastical heights, proving that courage and ingenuity can overcome all odds. Best for ages 4-10
By Roald Dahl; Adapted by David Wood; Directed by Janet Stanford
The Magic Finger - TICKETS >>
Lucy is an influential 8-year old with a passion for righting wrongs and a "magic" index finger that doles out justice. When Lucy sees something she thinks is unfair, she points her magic finger at the problem, and it causes all sorts of mischief! One day, when visiting her friend William Gregg on his family's farm, Lucy observes the Gregg family shoot a group of ducks. Horrified, Lucy she points her magic finger at the family and oh, boy that little finger makes things topsy turvey! Overnight the tables are turned. The Gregg family is transformed into miniature people with duck wings while the members of the hunted duck family become human sized and sprout arms. The ducks are adjusting to TV, telephones, and even the bathtub while the Greggs must nest in a tree and learn to survive in the air. Can Lucy make things right? Best for ages 5-10*.
* Please note: this production includes hunting themes and prop guns.
By Roald Dahl; Adapted by David Wood; Directed by Kathryn Chase Bryer
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The Annual Children's Ball: May 11 at 4.pm Info & Tickets
(includes a performance of James and the Giant Peach, a reception, food, dancing and more).
Download our James and the Giant Peach Family Guide
and our The Magic Finger Family Guide for activities and discussions.
Dahl Repertory Show Program
Dahl Repertory in the News:
Washington Post article on 4 new Dahl productions including our Roald Dahl Repertory. The Gazette article/interview for the Roald Dahl Repertory.
Blogs: Janet Stanford on 60's influences on "James" and Sean Silvia/Ian Berlin on going from class to stage.
Reviews: Tech-Savy Mama, Wired Mama, OurKids.com, DC Theatre Scene, The Washington Post
ASL interpreted perfomance- 4/21 & 5/5 @ 4p
|Contact the box office about accessible seating||
Large print programs available on request
|Assisted listening devices available||Sensory friendly perfomance- 5/12 @ 11a|
NEW Sensory-Friendly performance added for James and the Giant Peach on May 12 at 11 a.m. INFO>>
This production is made possible, in part by generous support from
Thank you to our Season Media Sponsor:
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