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Theatreworks USA presents The Plant That Ate Dirty Socks, featuring book, music, and lyrics by Joe Iconis. Based on the children's book of the same name by Nancy McArthur, the production is directed by John Simpkins and choreographed by Jennifer Werner. The show is the featured production of the company's Free Summer Theatre Program, with NBC Today host Matt Lauer serving as Honorary Chair. For ten-year-old neatnik Norman, sharing a room with his messy older brother Michael is a nightmare - with heaps of crumpled paper, clothes strewn about and piles of smelly, dirty socks everywhere! One day, Michael sends away for some "Amazing Beans," and before long, the boys are the proud owners of two giant plants. But as the plants grow taller and taller, the boys realize that their socks are mysteriously disappearing! As the plants' hunger for socks continue to grow, Norman and Michael must try to conceal their botanical secret from the rest of the kids on Levitt Lane, especially the frighteningly nosey cheerleader, Patty Jenkins. Each day, a limited number of free tickets will be made available to individuals at the Lucille Lortel Theatre on a first-come, first-served basis. Distribution will begin one hour prior to each performance, with a limit of four (4) tickets per person.

Show Details

  • Dates:Closed on
  • Location:Lucille Lortel Theatre, Off-Off-Broadway

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