Marquette University News Release

Roald Dahl’s ‘The BFG’ to be performed at Marquette

December 18, 2008

Event Information:
Date: Jan. 10 and 11, 2009
Time: Saturday and Sunday, 2:30 p.m.
Place: Tony & Lucille Weasler Auditorium
          1506 W. Wisconsin Ave.

Marquette University’s Department of Performing Arts’ Annual Theatre for Young Audiences performance this year will feature The BFG, based on Roald Dahl’s famous children’s novel about the Big Friendly Giant. The curtain will go up at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 10, 2009, and Sunday, Jan. 11, 2009, at the Tony & Lucille Weasler Auditorium, located at 1506 W. Wisconsin Ave.


In this imaginative adaptation of the classic book, young Sophie befriends the 24-foot Big Friendly Giant. Together, they team up against troublemaking giants in order to save the children of England. Along the way, Sophie discovers the music of “whizzpopping,” learns the art of making dreams and experiences many other wonderful adventures. The BFG is truly a magical tale filled with laughter and charm. It is best suited for ages five and older.


Ticket prices for The BFG are $10, and can be purchased by contacting the theatre box office at (414) 288-7504.

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