July 13, 14, 19-21, & 26-28, 2019 in the Roebling
Youth Play performed by Youth actors in grades 4-12
Presented with permission from Samuel French
Adapted by David Wood
Roald Dahl’s classic book about the 24-feet-high Big Friendly Giant and a little orphan called Sophie brings to the stage some of Dahl’s most memorable characters. The BFG and Sophie team up to save the children of England from the child-eating giants, Bloodbottler, Fleshlumpeater, Bonecruncher, Meatdripper, Childchewer, and Gizzardgulper. They are assisted by the Queen of England and the Heads of the Army and Airforce with their helicopters. Locations include the BFG’s cave in Giant Country, Dream Country and Buckingham Palace.
In what has been described as a giant undertaking, Roald Dahl’s beloved story, "The BFG," is coming to life at NOVA Center for the Performing Arts, opening July 13.
The Youth Conservatory production continues July 14, 19-21, and 26-28, unfolding the story of an unlikely friendship between orphan Sophie and the Big Friendly Giant. Together they pair up to save the children of England from the child-eating giants, Bloodbottler, Fleshlumpeater, Bonecruncher, Meatdripper, and Gizzardgulper.
Though the giants seem fearsome and have a frightening reputation regarding their favorite diet, they are a bumbling crew of bullies who offer lots of comic relief throughout the performance. The cast is filled with imaginative kids portraying equally imaginative kids, according to a press release from NOVA.
The production is directed by DeLaney Hardy Ray with assistance from Emerald Hart, Janie Sutton, and Ginger Roll. Friday and Saturday shows can be seen at 7:30 p.m., and a Sunday matinee is at 2 p.m.
Photographs by Casey Paige.