based on the book by Janell Cannon
adapted by Saskia Janse with music by Guus Ponsioen
directed by Catlin Lowans (M.F.A. directing candidate)
Nov. 3 to 19
Hal and Martha Hyer Wallis Theater, 1949 Campus Drive
When baby fruit bat Stellaluna is separated from Mother Bat in the forest, she is adopted by a family of birds who teach her their boisterous, baby bird ways. Young audiences will delight in the music, artistic puppetry and dance and empathize with Stellaluna as she swoops and crashes through the forest trying to be just like her feathered friends. Nocturnal adventure awaits in this luminous adaptation of the acclaimed picture-book about friendship, self-discovery, celebrating differences and trying new things. “Stellaluna” is recommended for children ages three to eight.
Performance times are Fridays at 7 p.m., Saturdays at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m.
Imagine U hosts a sensory friendly/relaxed performance of “Stellaluna” on Saturday, Nov. 4, at 2 p.m. This performance will be adapted to provide a comfortable and safe environment for students with autism, learning differences or other sensory needs, allowing every audience member to engage with the show in a way that works for them. Additional information on modifications for this performance are available on the Imagine U website.