‘Friendly Giant’ to melt hearts at McSwain Nov. 3

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

by Chickasaw Nation Media Relations Office

DALLAS – When the Dallas Children’s Theater brings Roald Dahl’s “The Big Friendly Giant” to the McSwain stage Nov. 3, those eight-foot tall puppets will be difficult to ignore.

For many children ages 7 and up, the product of famed children’s writer Roald Dahl will be irresistible.

Two shows are planned to accommodate children and parents in the Ada area. The first at 10 a.m. and the second at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 3. Parents often love the show as much as children.

In keeping with the traditional Dahl storyline – who wrote the critically acclaimed “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” – we meet a young orphan “human bean.” Once she catches sight of the giant outside her window she is terrified and afraid for her life.

The Big Friendly Giant captures her and whisks her away to an enchanted land; for the Big Friendly Giant is not like other fairytale giants. He’s a vegetarian, for one, and his only mission in life is to blow magical dreams into children’s bedrooms and embark with them on a quest to save jolly ole England from the “gizzard-gulping” giants who do not occupy a tender spot in the Big Friendly Giant’s oversized heart.

Using huge puppets and a crew of “regular” humans, “The Big Friendly Giant” demonstrates to children heroes can come in all sizes.

From the stage, the wacky tale comes to life with a crew creating a fantastical world of towering giants and magical adventures. The play was one of Dahl’s personal favorites.

Tickets are on sale now for this tremendous entertainment experience with a professional acting troupe from Dallas.

To reserve tickets, call the McSwain Theatre at 580-332-8108. The McSwain is located in the heart of downtown Ada at 130 W. Main.