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When James is sent by his conniving aunts to chop down their old fruit tree, he discovers a magic potion that grows a tremendous peach, rolls into the ocean and launches a journey of enormous proportions. James befriends a collection of singing insects that ride the giant piece of fruit across the ocean, facing hunger, sharks and plenty of disagreements along the way!
Based on Roald Dahl’s book of the same name, James and the Giant Peach is a whimsical and magical journey of one boy out to change his life and find a real family!
We are monitoring the recommendations by the CDC for mitigation to reduce the risk of illness transmission. Due to our small theatre space, we are unable to provide socially distanced seating, but we are implementing the following mitigation efforts:
- Reduced audience sizes to 75% of capacity to allow patrons to spread out as much as possible.
- Increasing the amount and frequency of cleaning between shows.
- Requiring masks for all volunteers and audience members when not actively eating/drinking.
- Reduced the size of the cast to improve safety backstage.
- Increased airflow for our HVAC system and purchased air purifiers to clean air regularly.
"Somewhere inside all of us is the power to change the world." - Roald Dahl
Ellipsis is doing just that, working with children and families between What Is and What's Possible. Ellipsis brings together Youth Homes of Mid-America and YESS, both storied Iowa institutions with long histories of helping kids succeed. Leveraging more than 125 years of combined experience, Ellipsis is elevating care in Iowa with expanded programming and greater impact as they strengthen families, help kids rediscover their self-worth and impart the skills they need to excel in their communities. On any given day, Ellipsis serves more than 750 kids and their families with residential care and treatment, counseling and therapy, behavioral health intervention services, care coordination and family support. In doing so, they’re helping kids and families overcome turbulent pasts to build successful, rewarding futures. Help us change the world just a little by donating to this worthy cause. During performances of James and the Giant Peach, we will be collecting the following items - receive a ticket for free popcorn when you donate! For more information on Ellipsis and how you can help, visit https://ellipsisiowa.org/
- Art supplies and coloring books
- School supplies (please, no spiral bound notebooks)
- Laundry Supplies
- New Fidget Toys
- New Face Masks
- New Board and Card Games
- Newly Released DVDs
- Feminine Hygiene Products
- Face Wash
- Nail polish