On Friday, January 15th, First Stage Theater will open one of their most popular plays, Holes, based on the 1998 Newberry Award-Winning children's novel by Louis Sachar, and written by the author, himself.
Directed by First Stage Artistic Director, Jeff Frank, Holes is the story of Stanley Yelnats (Kaden Rhodes/Preston Carr), who has been sent to a camp in the desert for troubled youth for a crime he didn't commit and, with a rag-tag group of other boys, is forced to dig holes to "build character." But was it chance, bad luck, a family curse, or serendipity that brought him there? And why are they really digging the holes?
You needn't have read the book or seen the movie to enjoy this performance. In this tale of good versus evil, past and present will collide, drama and humor will intertwine, and old mysteries will be solved; it's an engrossing tale that both children and grown ups will enjoy.
Holes runs through February 14th at the Todd Wehr Theater, 929 N. Water St., in Milwaukee. For more information, tickets, and show times, go to www.firststage.org.
About First StageFounded in 1987, First Stage is one of the nation’s most acclaimed children’s theaters, and the second largest theater company in Milwaukee. First Stage touches hearts, engages minds, and transforms lives by creating extraordinary theater experiences for young people and families through Professional theater productions that inspire, enlighten, and entertain; unparalleled Theater Academy training that fosters life skills through stage skills; dynamic Theater in Education programs that promote active learning in our schools and community. First Stage is a member of the American Alliance for Theatre and Education, the Wisconsin Alliance for Arts Education, Arts Wisconsin and TYA/USA, the international association of theater for children and young people. First Stage is a proud cornerstone member of the United Performing Arts Fund.