A Light in the Night: A Hanukkah Play
December 2nd-10th, 2023
Directed by Margi Zitelli
Written by Les and Elana Hunter
Judy’s family is in the middle of moving across town. And what’s worse? It’s the first night of Chanukah, and Mom and Dad forgot to pack the box with the menorah! Upset that everything is changing, Judy takes her bike back to the old house to search for the missing box. When she finds it, she discovers that not only does the menorah, Shammes, have the ability to talk but something has gone wrong with the story of Chanukah. Judy and Shammes now have to race to fix history before it’s time to light the first candle, all while Judy’s family frantically searches for her so they can celebrate together. Through the story, she learns to face her fears and to be brave.
October 14th-22nd, 2023
Directed by Becca Martin
Adapted for the stage by Saskia Janse
Based on the book by Janell Cannon
With music by Guus Ponsioen
Baby bat Stellaluna’s life is knocked off balance when an owl attacks her mother one night. The tiny bat is lucky enough to land in a nest of baby birds, but her whole world has just turned upside down. Literally.
Stellaluna’s adoptive bird mom accepts her into her nest, but only on the condition that Stellaluna will act like a bird, not a bat. She stops hanging by her feet and starts eating (gulp) bugs. But when she finally has an opportunity to show her bird siblings what life as a bat is like, all of them are confounded. Anyone who has ever been asked to be someone they’re not will understand the conflicts and possibilities Stellaluna faces.