Penn State College of Arts and Architecture
Center for the Performing Arts at Penn State

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Dallas Children’s Theater presents
The BFG (Big Friendly Giant)
Adapted for the stage by David Wood
from the novel by Roald Dahl

7:30 pm Friday, April 8, 2016

In the much-beloved tradition of Roald Dahl (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach, Matilda), we join two misfits on an unforgettable odyssey. For a young orphan “human bean,” the sight of a giant outside her window is terrifying. She fears for her life when he whisks her away to an enchanted land. But this Big Friendly Giant is not like other giants. The job of this larger-than-life vegetarian is to blow magical dreams into children’s bedrooms. Together, they embark on a quest to save England from the “gizzard-gulping” giants who lack the BFG’s tender heart. The cheeky BFG ultimately shows that heroes can come in all sizes. Humongous on humor and large on laughs, the story of the BFG was Dahl’s personal favorite. On stage, his wacky tale comes to life with puppets and people creating a fantastical world of towering giants and magical adventures.

Adult $19
University Park Student $15
18 and Younger $19

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BFG Costume Party

1:30 pm Saturday, April 2, 2016

Schlow Centre Region Library

Free and open to the public

Children ages 2 to 12 are invited to show off their ideas of the BFG. Participants get a chance to win tickets to The BFG show at Eisenhower Auditorium. No registration necessary. The costume party is a partnership among Schlow, Discovery Space of Central Pennsylvania, and the Center for the Performing Arts.

Fizzy Science and the BFG

2:30 pm Saturday, April 2, 2016

Schlow Centre Region Library

Free and open to the public

Children ages 6 to 12 can learn to make Frobscottle and other fabulously fizzy things with experts from Discovery Space of Central Pennsylvania. Registration is required. Limit thirty participants. Visit Schlow Library for information and to register. The event is a partnership among Schlow, Discovery Space, and the Center for the Performing Arts.

Kids Connections

6:30 pm Friday, April 8, 2016

Eisenhower Auditorium

Kids Connections, which includes carbonation experiments by the Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences Food Science Club and creative writing activities by America Reads, is free for ticket holders and takes place in Eisenhower Auditorium one hour before the show. Due to space and time restrictions, Kids Connections participation is limited

Audio Description

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Audio description, which is especially helpful to patrons with sight loss, is available for this performance at no extra charge to ticket holders.