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Jack and the Beanstalk

A hiking play presented by Arts in the Open

June 1 - 30

Chautauqua Picnic Shelter
Tickets: $20.00 ($17.00 Concert Member)*, $18.00 Colorado Mountain Club Member & $15.00 Children under 10

Jack's life is tough. He and his mother have no money, no food, a run-down house, and an opera-singing cow that won't give milk. Just as he's about to be sent off to an orphanage, Jack meets a mysterious stranger, who gives him three magic beans, along with an even more mysterious piece of advice that sets Jack climbing up a beanstalk and into the clouds. There, he meets a giant who would do anything to trade places with him. With the help of a wise-cracking hen and a self-absorbed cow, can all of their problems be solved?
Audience and actors meet at the Chautauqua Picnic Shelter and take a moderate hike on the Enchanted Mesa Trail while scenes from the play are performed along the way. Approximate length of the hike is two miles with an elevation gain of 400 feet.
Audience members are encouraged to bring camping chairs and/or blankets and mats to sit on while watching the scenes. Water, sunscreen and hats are suggested and comfortable walking shoes and weather appropriate clothing are strongly encouraged. In case of inclement weather, the performance will be held under the Chautauqua Picnic Shelter.

Buy early! Each hike is capped at low numbers and tends to sell out in advance.  Recommended for ages six (6) and older.


About the playwright:

Marjorie Sokoloff is the head of the Camden County College Theatre Department in New Jersey. She is also the Co-Founder and Artistic Director of Philadelphia Children's Theatre, a professional theatre company specializing in theatre for young audiences. She has directed professionally across the country including work for Florida Repertory, Hartford Children's Theatre, TADA! in New York City, the international tour of The Magic School Bus Live, and numerous colleges and universities. 
Her own adaptation of Summer of My German Soldier was nominated for a Moss Hart Award for Best Children's Production of 1999. Ms. Sokoloff was awarded both the 2002 Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Fellowship Award and the 2003 New Jersey Council on the Arts Fellowship Award for Excellence in Playwriting. Her work has been produced professionally by numerous theaters including the Florida Repertory Theatre, New York's Hangar Theatre, and New Hampshire's Peterborough Players. She is a member of Actors' Equity Association and the Dramatists Guild. 


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