Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
A Children’s Play by Richard R. George
Adapted from the fantasy by ROALD DAHL
Willy Wonka, the eccentric owner of the greatest chocolate factory in the world and inventor of the Everlasting Gobstopper, has decided to open the doors of his marvelous—and mysterious—factory to five lucky children and their parents. In order to choose who will enter the factory, Mr. Wonka devises a plan to hide five golden tickets beneath the wrappers of his famous chocolate bars. The search for the five golden tickets is fast and furious.
Augustus Gloop, a plump child whose only hobby is eating, unwraps the first ticket, for which his town throws him a parade. Veruca Salt, an insufferable unpleasant child, receives the next ticket from her father, who had employed his entire factory of peanut shellers to unwrap chocolate bars until they found a ticket. Violet Beauregarde discovers the third ticket while taking a break from setting a world record in gum chewing. The fourth ticket goes to Mike Teavee, who, as his name implies, cares only about television. Charlie Bucket, a poor but virtuous boy who lives in a tiny house with his parents and all four of his grandparents, garners a little bit of luck and defies all odds by finding the fifth and final golden ticket. He is not a moment too soon: the next day is the date Mr. Wonka has set for his guests to enter the factory.
Arriving at the greatest, most famous chocolate factory in the world, Charlie and his oldest and most beloved grandparent, Grandpa Joe, who magically springs out of bed for the first time in decades, meets up with the four other golden ticket winners to embark on a mesmerizing, life-changing journey through Wonka’s world of pure imagination. Get ready for chocolate waterfalls, exquisitely nutty squirrels and the great glass elevator, all to be revealed by Wonka's army of curious Oompa-Loompas.
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