The Panto Project

Jack and the beanstalk


ONEOFUS will present “Jack and the Beanstalk” at the Abrons Art Center as a traditional Panto told through our multi-cultural (US/UK), inclusive (meaning disabled and non-disabled), feminist, community lens. In the current administration, we feel New York City needs family theater that is inherently irreverent, lightly political with the strong theme that eventually good triumphs over evil.

“Jack and the Beanstalk,” notably one of the oldest fairy tales is ripe for updating to a more community orientated conclusion. Our Jack is a dreamer, who needs the whole town’s support to help him focus, and chop down the beanstalk, together freeing the village from their oppressor, the plundering Giant Rump. Every kid needs to feel this sense of support, and in today’s worrisome world we want to bring that sentiment back, for the whole family, for our neighborhood, to enhance Society, in a fun way that sends everyone home laughing, chatting and feeling a part of what they’ve just seen.

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