Friday, January 15, 2010

Jack climbs beanstalk at Runaway Stage

Storybook Theatre at Runaway Stage announces the opening of JACK AND THE BEANSTALK on Saturday, January 16. Written and Directed by Lillian Baxter, this production for the whole family continues on Saturdays through January at noon and 2 p.m.

This re-telling of a popular old tale finds Jack and his mother, Margaret Sprague, at their wits end. Jack's father has been gone for a very long time, leaving mother and son desperately poor. Bessie the cow must be sold at market if they are to make the mortgage payment.

Along the way, Jack meets a pair of outrageous strangers, straight out of a late night infomercial, who offer to trade the cow for "magic beans." Thrilled at the prospect of owning magic beans, Jack seals the deal. Alas, his mother turns out to be less than thrilled when he arrives back home. She throws the beans straight out of the window where overnight they grow into a gigantic beanstalk. Jack climbs the beanstalk and meets Rupert the Giant who has a goose who lays golden eggs.

All seats are $5.00. Tickets can be purchased online at, or by calling our box office at (916) 207-1226. Runaway Stage Productions performs at the 24th Street Theatre (at the Sierra 2 Center), 2791 24th Street, Sacramento.

Recommended for theatregoers of all ages.

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