James is a lonely, orphaned boy living with his two horrible and nasty aunts in a ramshackle house on the top of a high hill in the south of England. His aunts make James do all the cleaning and never let him away from the house to meet other children or make friends. But James's luck starts to change when he meets a mysterious old man who hands him a magical gift. That gift will change his life and introduce James to some of the most unusual friends a young boy could ever have, leading to the most fantastical adventure one could only imagine! Told through the magic puppetry and eye-popping special effects, and filled with lots of laughs, this classic story, based on the work of Roald Dahl, will delight every dreamer of every age. Approximately one hour in length.
Presented by the Overlook Theatre Company. » Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts, 1028 Georgia Road; March 2 & 3, 7:00 p.m.; (828) 254-1598; greatmountainmusic.com