Friday, July 28, 2017

Darke County Civic Theater presents “James and the Giant Peach”

For the second year in a row, Darke County Civic Theater will be teaming up with Darke County Humane Society to bring a spectacular Children’s Performance to Darke County residents for their enjoyment.

This years selection is “James and the Giant Peach” by Roald Dahl and adapted for the stage by David Wood. The story of Roald Dahl’s classic tale is faithfully told by James himself and 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 cast features twelve local actors and actresses portraying a variety of characters. Featured cast members include: Erick Lee, Georgia Wetzel, Daphne Kies, Olivia Leeper, Alyssa Helton, Olivia Wetzel, Kathryn Vannoy, Christy Forthofer, Cecil Hawes, Connie DeSchepper, Jessica Setser and Anniella Recchia. The production is directed by Christopher Chapa, with assistant director Connie DeSchepper. The show is produced by Laura Francis with Dane Leeper, Scott Kies, Steve Lee and Danielle Rhonemus as her set crew.

All profits from the production will be split evenly between Darke County Civic Theater and Darke County Humane Society, both are non profit organizations. The performances will take place at Paw’s Bingo Hall on August 12th and August 13th. The Saturday evening performance on August 12th will take place at 7 p.m. and the Sunday matinee performance on August 13th will take place at 2 p.m. The show lasts for approximately 80 minutes and will include a fifteen minute intermission.

All ages will adore this magical show where “marvelous things” are bound to happen.

Tickets can be purchased today by visiting The cost for tickets online is $8 or tickets can be purchased at the door for $10. Email for any questions you may have.

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