Seven performances of “The Stinky Cheese Man,” the Lyric Performing Arts Company Children’s Theatre summer production, are scheduled this weekend.

The play, based on the very popular children’s book, “The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales” by Jon Scieszka, is being performed at the Howard Payne University Theatre. Cody Eoff, a 1994 Early High School graduate, is directing the play.

Four performances — at 9 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. — are scheduled for Friday. A 2:30 p.m. matinee and 7:30 p.m. evening performance are scheduled for Saturday and the final performance will be a 2:30 p.m. matinee Sunday.

“The Stinky Cheese Man” uses well-known fairy tale characters like the Frog Prince, Cinderella and Rumplestiltskin in different or alternate plots than the ones they’re best known for. The title character is modeled after the Gingerbread Man.

Admission to the play is $5 per person, and there is a discount for a group of 15 or more. Call 649-8516 for reservations.