Lucy, the young protagonist and narrator, has a powerful magic finger, and whenever she is enraged by an injustice she loses control of herself and the magic finger takes over. The consequences are severe. Things come to a feather ruffling climax when her finger turns on the Gregg family, transforming them into small bird people, and transforms the ducks they have been hunting into human sized creatures, with the ability to use the guns that had once been pointed at them.
The MainStreet Theatre Company, this time directed by Abigail Deser, and produced by Mireya Hepner, does an amazing job of bringing beloved children’s literary characters to life. Lib Campbell truly does give a magical performance as high spirited and justice driven Lucy. Through the use of puppets, an amazing set, and a wonderful musical score, audiences are sure to fall in love with The Magic Finger. And while many children’s plays leave the audience with only a feel good message, The Magic Finger urges families to have a meaningful dialogue about what fairness really means, and gives children the opportunity to not only say, “This play made me feel,” but more importantly, “This play made me think.”
The Magic Finger is the last show of the season for the MainStreet Theatre Company. It runs May 3-May 18 at the Lewis Family Playhouse at the Victoria Gardens Cultural Center in Rancho Cucamonga. General admission is $18.00 and senior/youth tickets are only $16.00. Please contact the box office at (909) 477-2752 for more information or visit: http://www.lewisfamilyplayhouse.com/events/view.php?eventid=0000001480
Note: While this is a children’s play, it is not recommended for children under 7.