The Children’s Theatre of Knoxville presents The Witches. In fairy tales, witches always wear silly black hats. And black cloaks. And they ride on broomsticks. But this is not a fairy tale. This play is about REAL witches. REAL witches dress in ordinary clothes and look very much like ordinary women. They live in ordinary houses, and they work in ordinary jobs. That is why they are so hard to catch. But an 86-year-old grandmother and her intrepid grandson propose to do just that, during their stay at a local hotel. But little do they know that the Executive Committee of the Witches of USA are meeting downstairs, and they’re formulating a plan to squelch and squitter every child they find. Roald Dahl, master of the creepy and the comic in novels like “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” and “James And the Giant Peach,” paints a unique vision of witches who live among us and the unlikely heroes who dare to fight them.
The Witches October 20, 2010