November 16th - December 18th, 2008
"Adventure Stage Chicago’s production of HOLES is a well-done performance on a well-designed set in a beautiful space…a way for kids to learn life’s important lessons, fall in love with theater and have a great time." -Chicago Stage Review
“Director Matthew Reeder has assembled an intense, energetic ensemble that realizes Sachar's script with rare grace and power.” -Chicago Reader
SHOW DESCRIPTIONFourteen-year-old Stanley Yelnats is convicted for a crime he didn't commit and sentenced to Camp Green Lake - where nothing is green and no lake is in sight. He blames his rotten luck on the Yelnats family curse, which traces back to his "no-good-dirty-rotten-pig-stealin'-great-great-grandfather." Supposedly to build character, the camp boys spend their days digging huge holes under the brutal desert sun. But as Stanley discovers the real reason behind all those countless holes, fate begins to point him toward his true destiny. Recommended for ages 10 and up (4th thru 8th grades).
Learning GuideOur Education Department produces a Learning Guide for all of our productions. This text is FULL of fun background information about the show, pre-show and post-show discussion questions, as well as art and language activites. While we primarily make it for our educators, we think parents should check it out as well. So click here to join the fun!
SPECIAL EVENTHoles author Louis Sachar joined us for opening day and participated in a post-show talkback and book signing! Click here to read more about it.
BLOGClick here to visit our Adventure Page and read all blog posts about Holes!
Photos by Johnny Knight.