Charles Way, playwright
50 pgs. 2 female, 4 male
Originally produced by Imagination Stage (MD) in 2016
Run Time: 90 minutes
Audience Recommendation: 6+
In this contemporary, tongue-in-cheek adaptation of the classic fairy tale Jack and the Beanstalk, Jack is a sporty, popular kid whose mother is facing foreclosure on their house. Jack enlists Phil, his smart yet nerdy neighbor, to accompany him to a pawnbroker to trade in his Grandfather’s gold watch for quick cash. Instead, the boys are paid in magic beans, and soon enough, a beanstalk grows tall with golden eggs, a harp, and a Giant’s home waiting at the top! After discovering the treasures, Jack becomes an overnight TV sensation, but his failure to acknowledge Phil’s help threatens the boys’ friendship, and very nearly leads to disaster when the Giant decides to come down from the beanstalk.
“Fresh and funny… The classic tale benefits from the contemporary updating!” – DC Theatre Scene
“Children and adults will get a lot of laughs, but they will also get a good time together. And that can be a giant task.” – Broadway World
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