There as soon as used to be an orphan boy who felt trapped by way of his lifestyles, till sooner or later he made a miraculous discovery: His oldsters have been wizards, and, in flip, so used to be he.
Quickly, the boy used to be whisked away to a paranormal college inside of an impressive fortress, the place he discovered the tactics of wizardry, befriended different wizards and battled the forces of darkness that sought to break the entirety that used to be excellent.
The boy’s identify? Neatly, Wayne Hopkins, in fact.
A love letter to the “Harry Potter” collection, Matt Cox’s “Puffs: or Seven An increasing number of Eventful Years at a Positive College of Magic and Magic” has been embraced by way of each Potterheads and muggles alike since its off-Broadway premiere in 2016 (despite the fact that its described as “no longer licensed, sanctioned, approved, or counseled by way of J.Okay Rowling”).
O’Connell and Corporate opens its manufacturing, directed by way of Joey Bucheker, on Jan. 28 in Shea’s Smith Theatre. And whether or not you’re a Potter superfan, otherwise you’ve by no means heard of the “Boy who lived,” right here’s what you’ll be expecting from “Puffs.”
In “Harry Potter,” the scholars on the wizardry college Hogwarts are “taken care of” into homes in accordance with their magical possible and personalities. In Cox’s play, the ones homes are “Braves,” “Smarts,” “Snakes” and “Puffs.” Wayne, the tale’s hero, is taken care of into “Puffs,” which is a nod to Rowling’s “Hufflepuff” area.