NOTRE DAME — Griffin Theatre Company turns classic fairy tales inside out for the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center Presenting Series season’s final family show: “The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales.” William Massolia adapted the play from the book by Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith.
With a host of characters and songs, the production offers an 11 a.m. and a 2 p.m. matinee Saturday, March 12, on the Patricia George Decio Theatre stage. All tickets are $10 and available online at performingarts.nd.edu.
The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales is based on an award-winning 1992 book of the same name. It features Jack, of “beanstalk” fame, who is trying to use his wits to escape the terrible Giant. But the little red hen, the princess, the wolf and a host of familiar fairy tale characters keep messing up his plan — and then there’s that Stinky Cheese Man. The show runs approximately 60 minutes with no intermission and is recommended for ages five and up.
Tickets are $10 for children of all ages and adults. Children, regardless of age, are required to have a ticket to enter the venue.