James and the Giant Peach
A.R.T. Season, A.R.T. Institute Season
December 17, 2016 - January 8, 2017

 


Adapted for the stage by David Wood
From the book by Roald Dahl
Directed by Dmitry Troyanovsky
Featuring actors from the A.R.T. Institute class of 2017


James Trotter, an orphan, lives with his two abominable aunts in a house by the sea. James’ life is lonely and sad until, one day, he receives a mysterious gift. His aunts’ old peach tree starts to creak and groan, and a peach grows bigger and bigger and bigger. James finds his way inside, where he meets a troupe of chatty (and enormous) bugs. When the peach rolls down the hill and out to sea, James and his new friends find themselves on a fantastic transatlantic adventure. A.R.T.’s family programming continues with this adaptation of Roald Dahl’s beloved tale directed by A.R.T. Institute alumnus Dmitry Troyanovsky ('00).


The 2PM performance of James and the Giant Peach on Friday, December 30 is a Sensory Friendly performance welcoming all children, teachers, families, and community members with autism or other sensory sensitivities. Click here to learn more about this Sensory Friendly performance.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Creative team
Adapted for the Stage by

David Wood

From the book by

Roald Dahl

Directed by

Dmitry Troyanovsky

Choreography by

Rachel Bertone

Scenic Elements & Lighting Design

Maruti Evans

Costume Design

Neil Fortin

Composer & Sound Design

Nathan Leigh

Puppet Design

Michael Kane

Props Design

Connor O'Leary

Stage Management

Marian Jackson

Cast
Ensemble

Soomin Chun, Sasha Hirsch, Alexander Pepperman

Aunt Spiker

Ryan Cupello

Old Man

Ricky Davis, Jr. 

Old-Green-Grasshopper

Frankie DiCiaccio

Earthworm

Joey Donnelly

James

Brian Lore Evans

Ladybug

María Victoria Martínez

Aunt Sponge

Matt Morrison

Centipede

Lauren Noll^

Miss Spider

Adrienne Powell

Additional staff
Production manager

Kathryn Nakaji

Assistant Stage Manager

Kristina Furey

Dramaturg

Yan Chen

Voice & Dialect Coach

Lee Nishri

Assistants to the director

Andrew Child, Dylan Hoffman

Assistant Costume Designer/Craft Artisan

Rebecca Jewett

Assistant Production Manager/Technical Director

Bryant Cyr

Lighting Design Associate

Ali Witten

Light Board Operator

Matt Breton

Sound Board Operator

Nell Robinson

Wardrobe

Sarah Josselyn

(^) Appears Courtesy of Actors' Equity Association.

How, on stage, do you create a house-sized peach that rolls down a hill and crushes two cruel aunts? How do you make that peach fly, float and impale itself on the Empire State Building? And we haven't even gotten to the sharks yet. More

Press Releases

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University is pleased to announce that due to popular demand for its production of James and the Giant Peach, it has added two performances, on Saturday, January 7 at 10AM and Sunday, January 8 at 10AM.
Following previous season’s sold-out holiday hits, The Snow Queen, Hansel and Gretel, The Light Princess, and The Pirate Princess, the A.R.T. Institute presents James and the Giant Peach, adapted for the stage by David Wood from the book by Roald Dahl, directed by A.R.T. Institute alumnus Dmitry Troyanovsky, featuring actors from the A.R.T. Institute Class of 2017.
The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University has scheduled its remaining access performances for the 2016/17 Season including American Sign Language (ASL), open captioned, audio described, and sensory-friendly performances for select shows.

Read more about this production in "All Aboard the Giant Peach," an article by Production Dramaturg Yan Chen.

 

For educational materials to use at home and in the classroom, check out the James and the Giant Peach Jumpstart Kit.

 

Use this Welcome Info to prepare for your group's visit to the theater and the James and the Giant Peach Social Story to help prepare children with sensory sensitivies.

 

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Ticket prices

$20

Venue

64 Brattle St.
Cambridge, MA 02138

Tickets: 617.547.8300

Administrative Office: 617.495.2668

 

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Need to know

Sensory Friendly Sensory Friendly: Dec. 30, 2PM

 

This show features strobe lighting.

Age Appropriateness

Ages 5+

Access

Accessibilty
Assistive Listening Devices
Large Print Programs