Fantasy, Adaptations (Literature), Theatre for Young Audiences, Fables/Folktales
60 minutes (1 hour)
Time Period - Contemporary
Settings Of Play - The Giant's garden.
FEATURES / CONTAINS
No intermission, Play w/ Music
Unit Set/Multiple Settings
Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
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, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Shoestring Budget, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups
When four bored children decide to play in the Giant's garden, they are in for a nasty surprise. The Giant builds a fence to keep them out, and threatens anyone who tries to come in. But when winter comes and sees that no one is having any fun, it decides to stay forever. It's up to the new girl in town to take down the fence and teach the Giant a lesson in friendship.
"The Selfish Giant
is a kids' show, but the theme is universal. Its simple message may influence your child, but its effect on you may be refreshingly unexpected." - The Tribeca Tribune
"Kristin Walter's charming adaptation of Oscar Wilde's fairy tale about a giant who builds a wall around his garden so no children can play there is as relevant for millennial children as it was to Wilde's Victorian readers." - Off-Off Broadway Review
"Larisa Bryski's songs will delight theatergoers 3 to 9 years old." - The New York Times
The Selfish Giant was originally produced by Peninsula Youth Theatre. A subsequent production was held at Vital Theatre Company. The final version premiered at the celebrated and critically-acclaimed Manhattan Children's Theatre.