The UNC Greensboro School of Theatre’s North Carolina Theatre for Young People will present The Witches: A Frightful, Quirky, and Fun Adaptation
The UNC Greensboro School of Theatre’s North Carolina Theatre for Young People will present The Witches, playing at 2:00 p.m. on Nov. 16, 17 and 23 in the Taylor Theatre. This faithful adaptation of Dahl’s book by the same name will delight children and adults with inventive puppetry, illusion, magic, original compositions by UNCG student James Stryska, and fantastic special effects.
Roald Dahl is known for his sly humor, unexpected endings, and villainous adult characters who complicate the lives of the children in his stories. Despite the challenges faced by the youth, his tales often champion the kindhearted and feature an underlying warm sentiment. Dahl’s other works include James and the Giant Peach, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, Fantastic Mr. Fox and The BFG. The Witches conveys the story of Boy and his Grandmother’s fight against the Grand High Witch and her followers who are holding a conference in an English seaside hotel. During this struggle, Boy is turned into a mouse, but he learns that being loved matters more than physical appearance.
MFA Theatre for Youth student Chad Parsons is leading the creative team for this production. Parsons believes that frightening things can be exciting and fun. He states that “The Witches is a cautionary tale that spins us into a fantastical and magical world. It is a reality that is strangely not too unlike our own: We will never be without fear or evil, but we must learn to overcome this fact in order to move forward in a healthy way. The Witches is known to be one of Dahl’s greatest love stories. It reminds us that we need to find and embrace love despite terrifying and challenging circumstances.”
Tickets are available online at www.uncgtheatre.com, by phone (336.334.4392), or in person at the UNCG Theatre Box Office located at 406 Tate St., Greensboro, NC 27412. The hours of operation for the UNCG Theatre Box Office are Monday-Friday 1:00-5:00 pm. For group tickets to student matinees, please call 336-334-4015 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
This week, UNC Greensboro’s North Carolina Theatre for Young People stages a play based on “The Witches” by Roald Dahl, adapted by David Wood.
The public performances are Nov. 16, 17, and 23 at 2 p.m. in Taylor Theatre. The fantastical production is suited for children in second grade or seven years old and above.
Created by UNCG faculty members, graduate students, and undergraduate students, the production includes inventive puppetry, shadow-work, illusion, magic, original compositions by UNCG student James Stryska, and fantastic special effects. It also includes a unique perspective on evil.
“Terrifying things can be exciting,” says director and MFA student Chad Parsons. “We will never be without fear or evil, and we must learn to overcome that. ‘The Witches’ reminds us that we need to find and embrace love despite terrifying and challenging circumstances.”
Purchase tickets online here.
Tickets are also available by phone (336.334.4392), or in person at the UNCG Theatre Box Office located at 406 Tate St., Greensboro, NC 27412. The hours of operation for the UNCG Theatre Box Office are Monday-Friday 1:00-5:00 pm.
For information about bringing your group to student matinee performances (Nov. 19-22), contact Group Sales at (336) 334-4015 or email@example.com.
The Alamance Repertory Theatre Company is presenting “Carrie: The Musical” at 3 p.m. today, May 26, and June 2; and 7:30 p.m. May 31 and June 1 at the ARTC Theatre, 110 W. Seventh St.
Doors open 30 minutes before curtain. “Carrie: the Musical” is based on Stephen King’s first published novel. The show stars Reagan Heberle as Carrie White, Jaye Pearce as Margaret White, Hunter Greene as Sue Snell, Kolton Collins as Tommy Ross, Lizz Matthews as Chris Hargen, and Austin Browning as Billy Nolan. Gill Thornton directs the production, with music directed by James Stryska.
Tickets are $15, $12 for seniors and students at the door and at www.ARTCtheatre.com or www.brownpapertickets.com.