Sock-Eating Plants Open Children's Season
At MCCC's Kelsey Theatre Oct. 11


It's a clash between a neatness nut and a slob, as MCCC's Kelsey Theatre begins its 2008-09 Kelsey Kids Series with "The Plant That Ate Dirty Socks." Award-winning Theatreworks/USA presents this brand new musical based on Nancy McArthur's best-selling children's book series on Saturday, Oct. 11 at 2 and 4 p.m. Kelsey Theatre is located on Mercer's West Windsor campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road.

The Oscar and Felix of a new generation, brothers Norman and Michael battle it out in their shared bedroom as Michael's assortment of baseball cards, crumpled papers, clothes, and piles of smelly, dirty socks invade Norman's spotless domain. When the boys send away for "Amazing Beans," the unexpected happens: they sprout into very large plants that begin to devour the socks. The musical's fun-filled twists and turns lead up to the big science fair at school, where the boys learn valuable lessons about embracing individuality and working together.

Theatreworks/USA, based in New York City, is America's largest and most prolific professional not-for-profit theatre for young and family audiences, touring approximately 16 shows annually. Every year, over four million people in 49 states and Canada, many with no other access to the performing arts, enjoy Theatreworks productions in venues as varied as local elementary school gymnasiums, regional fine arts centers, and major Broadway-sized theaters.

Tickets are $8 for children, students and senior citizens, and $10 for adults. Free parking is available next to the theater. Tickets may be purchased online or by calling the Kelsey Box Office at 609-570-3333. Kelsey Theatre is wheelchair accessible and provides assisted listening devices upon request. For a complete listing of adult and children's events for the 2008-09 season, visit the Kelsey webpage or call the box office for a brochure.

To request a brochure by mail, email your request here. For more on events at Kelsey Theatre visit:

2008-09 Season
Ticket Information
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Jason Williams, left, and Lance Rubin

Williams and Rubin
with their sock-eating plant

The brothers work together
at the Science Fair.

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