James Ijames Talks About Playing…James!

December 9, 2008

Hey All,

James here! Yes I’m playing James in James and the Giant Peach and my real name is James. In fact my whole name is James Ijames, how cool is that?! Just wanted to say hello and introduce you to this great play and to me.

James and the Giant Peach is based on a novel of the same name written by Roald Dahl. Have you ever seen the movies Charlie and the Chocolate Factory or Mathilda? Well Roald Dahl wrote the books that those movies are based on, so you get an idea of how absolutely crazy, fun, and fantastic James and the Giant Peach will be.

I’ve been working really hard preparing for this character. It is one of my favorite books. I actually had my mother mail me my old worn out hard cover copy of the novel to read and carry around with me while I’m working on the show. This show is going to be amazing! The cast is full of some of the most talented actors in Philadelphia and I’m really excited to be working with all of them.

The director is a total rock star, his name is Whit MacLaughlin and he is one of the most creative minds I know. The designers are all amazing too! There is just so much talent and positive energy in this show. I don’t want to give too much away but I hear the animation in the play should make for a very interesting day at the theater. Well I have to run now. I hope to see you all at the show, it’s on stage now!

3 Responses

  1. alex r says:

    nice job!
    Do it again.

    Alex R
    Age 11

  2. tracy says:

    I liked the ladybug. I liked James.

    Age 4

  3. Judith says:

    I know I’m not a kid, but I’m going to respond to you anyway. The show was so full of “oohs” and “aahs”!!!! The combination of technology and humans was magical and my friend and I LOVED every minute. On our walk back to the train, we busily shared all that we loved. It took us longer than the walk to complete the task. Can’t wait till the next show. Can’t wait to see ASHER LEV on Saturday either. The Arden’s creativity continues to amaze and delight and I thank you.

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