Penn Manor Productions will present the fall play, Puffs – or Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic and Magic, by Matt Cox, on November 17 and 18 in the high school auditorium.
Showtimes are 7:30 both nights, and tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for students. You can purchase them at http://pennmanor.seatyourself.biz.
A “Magical Sneak Peek” event will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, November 4, for a $5 donation. Attendees can mingle with characters in costume, enjoy photo opps, and have an opportunity to run through set pieces on stage.
A free showing of the full play will be performed at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 16, for Penn Manor staff and guests and senior citizen Comet Classic cardholders. Learn more here: https://www.pennmanor.net/seniors/
Puffs follows a certain boy wizard who went to a certain school and conquered evil. However, this is NOT his story. This is the story of the Puffs – who just happened to be there, too.
The New York Times called Puffs “a fast-paced romp,” noting that “for Potterphiliacs who grew up alongside Potter and are eager to revisit that world, Puffs exudes a jovial, winking fondness for all things Harry!”
This clever and inventive play gives the audience a new look at a familiar adventure from the perspective of three potential heroes just trying to make it through a magic school that proves to be very dangerous for children.
Alongside them are the Puffs, a group of well-meaning, loyal outsiders with a thing for badgers “who are so lovable and relatable, you’ll leave the theater wishing they were in the stories all along” (Hollywood Life).
Their epic journey takes the classic story to new places and reimagines what a boy wizard hero can be.
This show features a huge cast, including 50 Penn Manor student actors, and 30 crew members.