Run, run as fast as you can to see the Department of Theatre and Dance’s production of the family-friendly THE STINKY CHEESE MAN and OTHER FAIRLY STUPID TALES, running at West Chester University from April 26 – 28, 2019.
THE STINKY CHEESE MAN and OTHER FAIRLY STUPID TALES, by John Glore, is based on the beloved children’s book by Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith. Performances are staged in the MainStage Theatre at the E.O. Bull Center for the Arts, 2 E. Rosedale Ave., West Chester. Tickets are $13 - $16 and can be purchased at www.wcupatix.com. Charlie DelMarcelle, Assistant Professor of Theatre, directs. Performance times are April 26 at 7:30 p.m., April 27 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and April 28 at 2 p.m.
THE STINKY CHEESE MAN and OTHER FAIRLY STUPID TALES is an outrageous and thoroughly joyful stage adaptation sure to be enjoyed by all ages. Audiences may recognize the names of the characters and the stories may be familiar, but the fairy tales are taken in new and wacky directions with hilarious results. Songs and dances, set to familiar tunes but with loonier lyrics, add to the chaos.
Director Charlie DelMarcelle says, “This show is pure joy. It’s full of funny characters, big songs and dances, and hilarious surprises. Children are typically taught to sit quietly in their seats at the theatre, but not for THE STINKY CHEESE MAN. We want audiences to participate in the fun and to interact with the actors on stage. It is one of the great joys of live theatre.”
To further this concept, THE STINKY CHEESE MAN will use close-up floor pillow and bean bag chair seating so that kids can immerse themselves in the action.
DelMarcelle adds, “The seating is first come, first serve, so get to the theatre early if you want an up-front pillow or bean bag seat. No seat in the house is a bad one, however, so all audiences can be a part of the action, no matter where you sit.”