Imagine U

Geared toward children and their families, performances may include an opportunity for children to talk afterwards with the cast or receive take-home programs filled with activities, art projects, fun facts and games! Tickets are now on sale for the upcoming season:

JAMES & THE GIANT PEACH
February 13 - March 1, 2015
Mussetter-Struble Theater | 1949 Campus Drive

Book by Timothy Allen McDonald
Music and Lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul
Based on the book by Roald Dahl
Directed by Rives Collins

When James is sent by his conniving aunts to chop down their old fruit tree, he discovers a magic potion which results in a tremendous peach - and launches a journey of enormous proportions. Suddenly, James finds himself in the center of the gigantic peach among human-sized insects with equally oversized personalities, but after it falls from the tree and rolls into the ocean, the group faces hunger, sharks and plenty of disagreements. Thanks to James' quick wit and creative thinking, the residents learn to live and work together as a family in this new musical adaptation of Roald Dahl's beloved tale of adventure and magic directed by Northwestern faculty member Rives Collins (The Hundred Dresses).


THE RELUCTANT DRAGON
May 8 - 24, 2015
Hal and Martha Hyer Wallis Theater | 1949 Campus Drive

Adapted by Mary Hall Surface
Based on the book by Kenneth Grahame
Directed by Lynn Kelso

Outside the English village of Guildemere a young boy overcomes his prejudices about dragons when he discovers the most unusual one in a cave – one who would rather paint watercolors and write poetry than fight and breathe fire. Their secret friendship flourishes until St. George, the famous dragon slayer, comes to town. The townspeople, seeing the opportunity for some excitement, tell St. George a variety of tall tales about the dragon's dastardly deeds and upon hearing their exaggerations, St. George swears that he will slay the dragon in mortal combat. However, the boy, the dragon, and the knight arrive at a delightful compromise in this charming adaptation of the whimsical and delightful book by Kenneth Grahame and directed by Northwestern faculty member Lynn Kelso. 


* Photo The Hundred Dresses (2014) Justin Barbin Photography