Enchantment Theatre Company presents an original stage adaptation of the beloved classic by Norton Juster, with illustrations by Jules Feiffer. By special arrangement with Norton Juster and Jules Feiffer.
Norton Juster's fantastical The Phantom Tollbooth begins with an introduction to the story's hero: "There was once a boy named Milo who didn't know what to do with himself — not just sometimes, but always."
One day a mysterious tollbooth appears
in Milo's room and having nothing better to do, he drives his toy car through it. To his astonishment and increasing delight, he finds himself in a peculiar new world, where everyone he encounters is literally an embodiment of their name, from the ticking watchdog, Tock, to the lovable but nonsensical Humbug.
Milo soon finds himself on an eventful and dangerous quest: he is tasked with rescuing the Princesses Rhyme and Reason, who, in the war between words and numbers, have been banished to the Castle in the Air. Along the way he meets Azaz the Unabridged, the king of Dictionopolis, his brother the Mathemagician, the ruler of Digitopolis and Faintly Macabre, the not-so-wicked witch. Milo travels through the Forest of Sight where he experiences different Points of View, accidentally leaps to the Island of Conclusions and travels through the Mountains of Ignorance, where he must escape its Demons in order to save the Princesses. With the help of his steadfast companions, he perseveres and brings Rhyme and Reason home, restoring peace to the realm.
Along the way something magical happens to Milo; he discovers the delights of friendship, curiosity and knowledge, and that life—his own life—is filled with endless possibilities.
Enchantment Theatre Company is thrilled to bring this captivating story to the stage. Using puppets, masks, magic, inventive scenic effects and original music, the wonder and adventure of the story come alive. Join us as we journey along with Milo to the Lands Beyond and discover that with humor, good friends and a little bit of courage, anything is possible.
About the Production:
- Exclusive production authorized by the author Norton Juster and illustrator Jules Feiffer
- Story adaptation by Jennifer and Landis Smith and Leslie Reidel, Artistic Directors of Enchantment Theatre Company
- Lively musical score by Charles Gilbert, composer of Enchantment's Peter Rabbit Tales
- Award-winning production design by C. David Russell, designer for Enchantment's Peter Rabbit Tales
- Show running time 60 minutes
- Excellent study guide available as well as online interactive materials for students, teachers and parents
- Recommended for grades 1–6; ages 6–11
There will be a second performance of The Phantom Tollbooth at 5:30 PM. Click here to purchase tickets for the later show.
Recommended for grades 1–6; ages 6–11
Saturday, March 30
Schultz Cultural Arts Hall
$35 Adults | $28 Kids of all ages
Contact: Ilanit Gal | (650) 223-8649 | [email protected]