Press Release – FSCJ’s DramaWorks to Present “James and the Giant Peach”

For Immediate Release: October 23, 2015
Contact: Jill Johnson, (904) 632-5016



FSCJ’s DramaWorks to Present “James and the Giant Peach”


WHAT:          Florida State College at Jacksonville’s (FSCJ) DramaWorks will present “James and the Giant Peach,” Roald Dahl’s fantastical tale of a boy, his insect friends and their amazing journey across the ocean on a giant peach of fruit. The FSCJ                           DramaWorks production of “James and the Giant Peach” features 18 student actors and 20+ crew members from all areas of the First Coast, with set and lighting design by Johnny Pettegrew and directed by Professor of Theatre Ken                               McCulough.

For information and ticket reservations, please call (904) 646-2222.


COST:           Tickets are $10 for the general public
Tickets are $5 for FSCJ faculty, staff and students (2 tickets per valid ID)


WHEN:          Thursday, November 5, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.

Friday, November 6, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, November 7, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, November 8, 2015 at 2 p.m.


WHERE:        Florida State College at Jacksonville-South Campus

Nathan H. Wilson Center for the Arts

11901 Beach Boulevard, Jacksonville, FL 32246


About the play and production:

When James is sent by his conniving aunts to chop down their old fruit tree, he discovers a magic potion which results in a tremendous peach – and launches a journey of enormous proportions. Suddenly, James finds himself in the center of the gigantic peach among human-sized insects with equally oversized personalities, but after it falls from the tree and rolls into the ocean, the group faces hunger, sharks and plenty of disagreements. Thanks to James’ quick wit and creative thinking, the residents learn to live and work together as a family. The dangerous voyage is a success, but the adventure takes a whole new twist once they land on the Empire State Building. This well-known story is entertaining for audiences of all ages.

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