Musical / Characters: 5 female, 4 male (or 3f, 2m with doubling) Scenery: Unit Set When four bored children decide to play in the Giant's garden, they are in for a nasty surprise. The Giant builds a fence to keep them out, and threatens anyone who tries to come in. But when winter comes and sees that one is having any fun, it decides to stay forever. It's up to the new girl in town to take down the fence and teach the Giant a lesson in friendship. Based on the story by Oscar Wilde. The Selfish Giant was originally produced by the celebrated and critically-acclaimed Manhattan Children's Theatre. The Selfish Giant is a kids' show, but the theme is universal. Its simple message may influence your child, but its effect on you may be refreshingly unexpected. -The Tribeca Tribune.