THEATER | Run, run as fast as you can to SteppingStone’s “Stinky Cheese Man”

Grab a clothespin and head on over to SteppingStone Theatre’s production of The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales, a new adaptation of the Caldecott Honor book written by Jon Scieszka and illustrated by Lane Smith. You can almost smell the stinky cheese (I’m thinking Limburger!) in a fractured version of the Gingerbread Man story, contained in Scieszka’s book along with several other tales that also get the author’s fractured treatment. the stinky cheese man, presented through august 1 at steppingstone theatre. for information and tickets ($11 adults, $9 children), see
Jack (as in Beanstalk), the play’s narrator, trying to get to the play’s beginning, finds his candle being snuffed out by a snoring giant, who upon awakening can’t get his Fi-Fi-Fo-Fum in order and lowers a huge hand from the clouds above to get the stories and the cast rolling and rollicking onto the stage. We enter into the Fairy Tale Zone, where “The Other Frog Prince” story is warped by a princess who puts lip gloss on before kissing the slimy frog—who, alas, is really not a prince—and where Cinderella never gets to the ball because Rumpelstiltskin cannot come up with a fancy dress, glass slippers, and a coach! Continue Reading