September 24, 1982
The Boy Who Grew Too Fast
Composer:Gian Carlo Menotti
Librettist:Gian Carlo Menotti
Synopsis
A nine-year-old boy who has just moved to town is mocked by his classmates because of his immense size and his name, Poponel Skosvodomonit. Miss Hope, his new teacher, tells the boy of Dr Shrink, who has invented a shrinking machine. The mother takes the boy to the doctor, who says he will be able to help Poponel reach a normal size but at a price – the boy must conform to everyone else’s actions. When Mad Dog, a terrorist, comes to the school and demands a hostage, only Poponel volunteers. His act makes him grow until he overwhelms the terrorist.

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Approximate Runtime (hh:mm)
00:40

Number of Acts
1


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