James and the Giant Peach at Danville High School

DANVILLE — Puppets, bugs, music, and imagination will be on display at Danville High School on April 7-9, when the Danville Area Performing Arts Ensemble put on their spring production of  “James and the Giant Peach.”


Based on the popular children’s novel by Roald Dahl, the story is about a young English orphan boy who enters a gigantic, magical peach, and has a wild and surreal adventure with magically-altered garden bugs he meets.


Mackenzie Wright, a sophmore from Danville, plays Grasshopper and says it’s an unpredictable adventure “In the play there’s a group of 5 bugs, and they come to life when James gets a magic potion. We just kind of guide him along in the giant peach and we don’t reall know what’s going, but we know we’re going on an adventure. We never really know what’s going to happen.”


Wright expands on who her character, grasshopper, is “So my character is kind of like the politician of the group. He keeps everyone in order and tells everyone to basically calm down, and follow me, and trust that everything is going to be ok.”


Tickets for the show will be on sale in the Danville Middle School Lobby and online at danvilledrama.com from April 3rd until the night of the show and will cost $5 for students and seniors and $8 for everyone else. The show will run on Friday April 7 and Saturday April 8 at 7pm and Sunday April 9 at 2pm. (Christopher Elio)

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