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30Mar
'The Phantom Tollbooth'
3:00 PM - 6:30 PM Janet Schultz Cultural Arts Hall
Date: March 30, 2019 to March 30, 2019
Where: Janet Schultz Cultural Arts Hall, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto, California, United States, 94303
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Event Type: Arts & Theater, Family
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March 30, 3:00-4:00 PM AND 5:30-6:30 PM Enchantment Theatre Company presents an original stage adaptation of the beloved classic by Norton Juster, with illustrations by Jules Feiffer, by special arrangement with Norton Juster and Jules Feiffer.

"The Phantom Tollbooth" begins with an introduction to the story's hero: "There was once a boy named Milo who didn't know what to do with himself-not just sometimes, but always."

One day a mysterious tollbooth appears in Milo's room and with nothing better to do, he drives his toy car through it. To his astonishment and increasing delight, he finds himself in a peculiar new world, where everyone he encounters is an embodiment of their name, from the ticking watchdog, Tock, to the lovable but nonsensical Humbug.

Milo finds himself on an eventful and dangerous quest: rescuing the Princesses Rhyme and Reason, who, in the war between words and numbers, have been banished to the Castle in the Air. Along the way he meets Azaz the Unabridged, the king of Dictionopolis, his brother the Mathemagician, the ruler of Digitopolis and Faintly Macabre, the not-so-wicked witch. Milo travels through the Forest of Sight where he experiences different Points of View, accidentally leaps to the Island of Conclusions and travels through the Mountains of Ignorance, where he must escape its Demons in order to save the Princesses. With the help of his steadfast companions, he perseveres and brings Rhyme and Reason home, restoring peace to the realm.

Along the way something magical happens to Milo; he discovers the delights of friendship, curiosity and knowledge, and that life-his own life-is filled with endless possibilities.

Through the use of puppets, masks, magic, inventive scenic effects and original music, the wonder and adventure of the story come alive. Join us as we journey along with Milo to the Lands Beyond and discover that with humor, good friends and a little bit o
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