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Jack and the Wonder Beans

The Sauk Players on Tour Present:

Jack and the Wonder Beans 

An Appalachian Folk Musical

Adapted by Larry E. Snipes from the book by James Still

All is well for Jack and his Mam. They have their home, a roof, a patch of land and a cow. One spring, when the cow goes dry, life on Wolfpen Creek has to change. In hard times no one wants to buy a cow "dry as a hat." Jack trades his bossy to a Gypsy for "seeds"—and Jack is in for trouble. His adventures with the High Tall Giant Woman and her husband teach him that "the simple life is right for Jack." Told with music set to traditional folk melodies.

On tour to local Grade Schools and Libraries

Cast: Jack Alejandro Valdes
Storyteller   Kevin Heath
Widow Samantha Shoemaker
Man Jose Manuel Cervantes
Woman Holly Vrhel
Gypsy Ben Thornton
Giant Woman Abigail Davis
Giant Man Peter Balser
Guitar Randy Micahel Jr. 

Production Crew: Director: Anna K. Kurtz
Set Designer: Kaitlin Haley
Music Director: Ben Thornton