Bristol, Tennessee/Virginia – Theatre Bristol announces upcoming production and cast of the giant fairy tale classic coming to the ARTspace stage April 17-26, "Jack and the Giant Beanstalk," under the direction of Cindi Brooks. The show features a cast from around the region, and tickets to see them are on sale now at http://bit.ly/TBJack2020.

In this take on the Jack tale, it's "Jack and the Giant Beanstalk," and Linda Daugherty's comedy includes Jack and the proverbial giant, but there is also the giant's overworked, over-wrought wife, an aria-singing harp, a golden-egg-laying chicken with performance anxiety, and a blue-eyed stranger who looks surprisingly like Jack's long-lost father. Naturally, there's the village at the foot of the beanstalk and the giant's home in the sky, but there is also, 10 years earlier, a sailing ship caught in a storm off the coast of Pago Pago ("or was it Bora Bora"?) with its blue-eyed master pulled mysteriously from the wreckage by a giant hand. Certainly, there's Jack's distressed mother and the peddler who sells Jack the magic beans, but there is also the peddler's story of having bought the beans from a blue-eyed stranger; the Ladies Plum and Pomegranate, who provide the comic relief in Jack's village; and Jack's pals, including a rough and ready tomboy named Adelaid. Without a doubt, there's the giant's "fe, fi, fo, fum," but there is also his wife's rhyming collection of "bigness" puns. Expect the familiar ingredients in the mix, plus so much more, and with fresh and witty dialogue in this "Jack and the beanstalk" version.

"Jack and the Giant Beanstalk" is produced by special arrangement with THE DRAMATIC PUBLISHING COMPANY of Woodstock, Illinois.

Running weekends April 17-26, showtimes for "Jack and the Giant Beanstalk" are Fridays at 7:30 pm, Saturdays at 5:30 pm, and Sundays at 2:30 pm. Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for seniors and students, and will be available at www.Theatre Bristol.org or at the door. For information on school shows, please contact info@theatrebristol.org.

Theatre Bristol is pleased to present “Jack and the Giant Beanstalk" as part of its family-friendly 55th season of ARTspace and Paramount shows, including "She Loves Me," "Real Heroes," “The Sound of Music,” "Twelfth Night,” "To Kill a Mockingbird," and "elf The Musical."

Founded in 1965, Theatre Bristol is the oldest continually running children’s theatre in northeast Tennessee. Its Main Stage season consists of up to six productions. Some of its performances take place in the ARTspace, a multi-purpose, black box theatre which seats up to 120, and other performances are on stage at the Paramount Center for the Arts. Theatre Bristol is volunteer run and we invite you to get involved.

For more information, visit Theatre Bristol’s website or Facebook page, contact Theatre Bristol at 423-212-3625, or email info@theatrebristol.org.