Children’s Theatre to perform ‘The Phantom Tollbooth’

Grove City College students will take to the stage this month for the Children’s Theatre performance of “The Phantom Tollbooth,” a musical tale of a miserable boy named Milo who goes on a wild adventure to discover which is more important: words or numbers.

Two kings, King Azaz of Dictionopolis and the Mathemagician of Digitopolis, cannot stop fighting over which is more important – words or numbers. The Princesses of Rhyme and Reason have been banished to the Castle in the Air, and to make matters worse, three sinister demons are determined to keep Milo and his new friends in harm’s way. 

Will Milo be brave enough to fight the demons and restore order to the kingdoms? Find out in the stage adaptation of Norman Juster’s classic children’s novel of the same name. The show is directed by Sara Geisler ’17 and Samuel Kenney ’18 under the guidance of Professor of English and Theatre at Grove City College Betsy Craig ’77.

Performances are at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 20, through Saturday, April 22. “The Phantom Tollbooth” is free and open to the public. No tickets or reservations are required. 

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Children’s Theatre to perform ‘The Phantom Tollbooth’

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