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Magical Theatre Company, Northeast Ohio’s professional resident and touring theatre for young audiences and families, announces the opening of Roald Dahl’s favorite book, The BFG (Big Friendly Giant) on Oct. 14.
A friendly giant with vocabulary problems delivers sweet dreams to children. With the help of Sophie, a plucky, young orphan, he embarks on a quest to save the children of England from the “frightsome” child-eating giants. This fantastical world of towering giants and magical adventures is a “gloriumptious ringbeller!”
Adapted from the book by Roald Dahl and directed by Holly Barkdoll, The BFG stars Mark Ross of Akron in the title role and Caroline Martin of Norton making her Magical Theatre Company debut as Sophie. Highlighting the play will be 12’ giants onstage. Magnificent giant puppets created by Magical Theatre Company’s resident “Creature Maker” Mark Jenks, will be a delight for all to experience – even if some of them do eat children.
The BFG runs Oct. 14 – 23: Fridays at 7:30 p.m, Sat 10/15 at 7:30 p.m., Sat 10/22 at 2 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Reserve online at www.magicaltheatre.org or call (330) 848-3708. The newly renovated Magical Theatre Company is located at 565 W. Tuscarawas Avenue in Barberton, Ohio.