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‘The Monster Who Ate My Peas’ Comes to The Alden

(Courtesy Photo)
(Courtesy Photo)

Children can experience the ups and downs of the popular children’s book, The Monster Who Ate My Peas, which will be presented by ArtsPower this Saturday, Oct. 25, at 2 p.m. at The Alden at McLean Community Center, located at 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean.

Tickets for the show, part of the 2014-2015 McLean Kids Performance Series, costs $10 for McLean tax district residents and $15 for everyone else.

ArtsPower’s new musical, based on the multi award-winning book written by Danny Schnitzlein and illustrated by Matthew Faulkner, tells the funny and poignant story of a young boy who doesn’t want to eat his peas. When a crafty monster appears underneath his kitchen table, the boy is ready to make a deal with the monster.

If the monster eats his peas, the boy will give the monster his possessions. First he gives his soccer ball, then, he gives his bike, but when the monster raises the stakes, will the boy refuse the monster and make the difficult decision to face his own fears?

For more information about the show or to purchase tickets for it, visit or call 703-790-0123.