The Department of Visual and Performing Arts at St. Gregory’s University is pleased to announce the upcoming production of James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl. It premiers Thursday, November 17 at 8 p.m. in the Sarkeys Performing Arts Center and continues through Sunday, November 20th.

"This has been a particularly fun process with a group of fresh faces. We're excited to present this adaptation in the 100th anniversary year of author Roald Dahl's birth. I think children and families in particular will have a lot of fun watching,” said David Coley, Director of Theatre at St. Gregory’s University.

James Henry Trotter lives with his evil aunts Spiker and Sponge, and has no hope of making friends. That is, until a little bit of magic kicks off an adventure that sends him across the sea and into the clouds in a giant peach with a band of human-sized insects. In celebration of the Roald Dahl centenary, this production will delight both young and old with its colorful characters and thrilling effects.

St. Gregory University freshman Alyssa Woolums, from Argyle Texas, is cast as “Miss Spider” in the production.

“I am so impressed with the professionalism and dedication of this cast. I hope that everyone comes out to see this whimsical production” said Woolums. 

Another freshman, Tim Osborn, from Little Rock, Arkansas said, “The production is a fun and high energy show.” Osborn plays “James” in the production.

The Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening performances begin at 8 p.m. The Sunday matinee begins at 3 p.m. All tickets for this production are $5 and can be purchased at the box office located in the theatre lobby one hour prior to each performance. For more information, contact Dr. Jessica Van Oort at (405) 878-5178 or jvanoort@stgregorys.edu.