The Morningside College Department of Theatre and Dance will present “James and the Giant Peach” Feb. 22 in Klinger-Neal Theatre.
The Morningside College Department of Theatre and Dance will present “James and the Giant Peach” at 2 p.m. and at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, in Klinger-Neal Theatre, 3700 Peters Ave.
There also will be performances for area schools for students in fourth grade through high school.
Based on Roald Dahl’s first children’s book, the play follows the adventures of young James as he befriends an enchanted group of insects and invertebrates who occupy a giant peach. The production features shadow puppets, live sound effects and musical accompaniment.
Students cast members include Emily Domayer of Sioux City; Shelby Ewalt of Eldora, Iowa; Lexi Fairbanks of Davenport, Iowa; Stephen Jessen of Exira, Iowa; Tyler Malenosky of Sioux City; Nathan Mann of DeSmet, S.D.; Tracy Oeltjenbruns of Dayton, Iowa; Justine Petersen of Omaha, Neb.; Desiree Ponce of Santa Ana, Calif.; Cat Ruddy of Minneapolis, Minn.; Kyle St. Aubin of Omaha, Neb.; Sara Streff of Alton, Iowa; and Alex Sullivan of Berthoud, Colo.
The play is directed by Kenton Jones, visiting faculty member. He also designed the scenery and shadow puppets. The costume designer is Betty Skewis-Arnett, professor and chair of the theatre and dance department. Students on the crew are Addi Morgan of Kansas City, Kan., as stage manager; Tyler Malenosky as assistant stage manager; and Jocelyn Wolff of Hinton, Iowa, as backstage supervisor.
Admission is $5. Tickets will be sold at the door beginning about a half hour prior to the show. The show runs about one hour.