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James and the Giant Peach


The Reitz Theater, under the direction of Gene Deible, will present James and the Giant Peach, written by Roald Dahl and adapted by David Wood, on October 11, 12, 17, 18, and 19 at 7:30 pm and October 13 at 2:00 pm.

Sign Language  Interpretation will be provided on October 12 by Jenny Gordon. The opening night gala, October 11th, will feature samples from Martin’s Grocery.  Come and enjoy the offerings prior to the performance, and during the show’s intermission.  James and the Giant Peach is being sponsored Swift Kennedy Insurance Group and Luigi’s Ristorante.  “James and the Giant Peach (Wood)” is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.

Based on the popular children’s novel, written in 1961 by British author Roald Dahl, James and the Giant Peach chronicles the epic journey of James Henry Trotter and his magically-altered companions.  Their exciting journey, filled with inspiring wonder, is revealed through this timeless story.

This stage adaptation provides a perfect venue for examining the narrative, characters and heartfelt emotion woven into Dahl’s writing.  The incredible puppets created during our recent workshop, under the guidance of Gene Deible, will be featured in this production.  The live folk music in this production is coordinated by Joe Sensor.

Tickets for this show cost $12 for adults and $10 for children, students, and senior citizens.  Tickets can be purchased online at, at Ace Hardware in DuBois or by visiting the Reitz Theater Box Office, which opens one hour prior to each show, and is also open Mondays and Fridays from 10 am- 4 pm, and Wednesdays from 4 pm- 7 pm. Please call ahead  (814-375-4274) to make special arrangements for handicapped seating, including ideal placement for viewing the sign language interpretation during the October 12th performance.