Full Length Play
Adaptations (Literature), Theatre for Young Audiences
Time Period - Contemporary, Present Day, New Millennium/21st Century
Settings Of Play - Most of the play is set on the Gregg Family’s farm.
FEATURES / CONTAINS
Animal spot, No intermission, Puppetry
Unit Set/Multiple Settings, Bare Stage/Simple Set
Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes, Fantasy Costumes
No Special Cautions
Appropriate for all audiences, Young Children (Age 2 - 5), Children (Age 6 - 10), Pre-Teen (Age 11 - 13)
Elementary School / Primary, Jr High/Primary, High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Shoestring Budget, Large Stage, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups, Youth/Camp Programs
People familiar with Roald Dahl’s imaginative, whimsical, and fantastical classics will love The Magic Finger, an adventure about a girl with special powers. When Lucy senses injustice, she gets angry, and when she gets angry, her Magic Finger heats up; and then, well, ANYTHING can happen. When Lucy gets upset with her best friend William and his family for shooting ducks for sport, she points her Magic Finger at them and turns them all into bird-size people, while the ducks become the size of humans. Lucy’s indignation turns the world into a place where the powerless are in charge and the powerful are taught a very big lesson. Playwright David Wood’s adaptations of the works of Roald Dahl have entertained and delighted audiences for years, and with The Magic Finger Wood brings another stellar Dahl story to life on the stage.
"The Magic Finger dreams big in every sense of the word, as children should." - DC Theatre Scene, Read More
"Adaptor Wood (also the dramatist for James and the Giant Peach) has given the Magic Finger script a nuanced attitude." - Washington Post, Read More
"I loved everything about this production...I had a great time at The Magic Finger – and so will you!" - DC Metro Theatre Arts, Read More
The Magic Finger was first performed by Imagination Stage in Bethesda, MD in April of 2013, under the direction of Kathryn Chase Bryer.