Kennedy Presents James and the Giant Peach

Published on Apr 24, 2023
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Kennedy Theatre Company presents its spring play ‘James and the Giant Peach’ May 5-7 in the Kennedy High School auditorium, 9701 Nicollet Avenue S. 

In this delightful stage adaptation, Roald Dahl’s classic tale is faithfully told by James himself, along with 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 production features a cast and crew of 20 students under the direction of Tanya Laumann, with technical direction by Josh Fremder and Jonathan Engebretson and costume design by Laurie Clements. 

Showtimes are Friday, May 5 at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 6 and Sunday May 7 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students and seniors, and are available at or at the door 30 minutes prior to showtime.