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A lost baby fruit bat, taken in by a bird family, learns not all winged creatures are the same in the musical theater tale “Stellaluna” presented by Northwestern University’s Imagine U. The play will run Nov. 3-19 at the Wallis Theater, 1949 Campus Dr.
When 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. Nocturnal adventure awaits in this luminous story about friendship, self-discovery, celebrating differences, and trying new things. “Stellaluna” is recommended for children ages 3 to 8.
Imagine U’s “Stellaluna” performance times are Fridays at 7 p.m., Saturdays at
11 a.m. and 2 p.m., and Sundays at 2 p.m. There will be a sensory-friendly performance, modified to provide a comfortable and safe environment for children with autism, learning differences, and other sensory needs at 2 p.m. on Nov. 4.
After the 2 p.m. performances on Nov. 12 and 19, there will be a 45-minute creative drama workshop with Northwestern teaching artists and cast members. Tickets are available now on the Wirtz Center website, by phone at 847-491-7282 and at the Wirtz Center box office, in the lobby of the Barber Theater, 30 Arts Circle Drive.