DreamWrights Theatre to perform 'Stinky Cheese Man'

Matt Enright
York Dispatch

A York City theater is putting on a play based on a popular — if somewhat unusual — children's book.

DreamWrights Center for the Performing Arts will perform "The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales" through Sunday.

Written by John Glore and based on the classic children's book by Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith, "The Stinky Cheese Man" spoofs classic fairy tales from "Chicken Little" to "The Gingerbread Man." The adaption features an intergenerational cast of adults and children in a variety of roles from fairy tales, including the Big Bad Wolf, Rumpelstiltsken and the Ugly Duckling.

The cast of "The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales" at the DreamWrights Center for the Performing Arts.

In addition to the play itself, a rotating collection of local guests will share their favorite children's book before the show, with Rene Staub of The Belmont Theatre reading on Friday, Cal Weary of Weary Arts Group on Saturday and Tavon Parker of Advantage Program on Sunday.

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Remaining performances for "The Stinky Cheese Man and other Fairly Stupid Tales" are at 7 p.m. Friday and 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The doors open an hour before the show, and the guest readings begin a half hour before curtain time.

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Tickets are $14-$20 and are available both online and at the door. For more information, visit https://dreamwrights.org/.

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Founded in 1997, DreamWrights is a nonprofit community arts center that features interactive opportunities for people regardless of age or experience. Their programs include summer camps and theatrical productions and offer opportunities from acting to directing to stage crew.

Among the productions the nonprofit center has planned for this year include musical "In the Heights," "Roald Dahl's Matilda" and "A Charlie Brown Christmas."

— Reach Matt Enright via email at menright@yorkdispatch.com or via Twitter at @Matthew_Enright.