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Tuesday, April 24 News

Dinosaur tale takes stage at Westport Playhouse

"Dino-Light," an original tale about Darwin, a friendly dinosaur, will be on stage Sunday, Jan. 19, at 1 and 4 p.m. at the Westport Country Playhouse. Part of the playhouse's Family Festivities Series, "Dino-Light" features a blend of glowing electro-luminescent puppetry, dance and technology, including light sabers reminiscent of "Star Wars."

"Dino-Light," produced by Lightwire Theater, tells the story of Professor Henslow, a famous scientist who has magical powers. His latest creation, Darwin, a wild and primitive dinosaur, is transformed into a loving creature and a lasting bond is created between the two. When Professor Henslow is threatened by a dangerous tyrannosaurus, Darwin is forced to make a decision that will alter his life forever and ultimately lead him to discover the true meaning of love.

Running time is approximately one hour. The show is recommended for age five and up. Pre-show activities begin one hour before each performance at noon and 3 p.m.

Family Festivities presentations planned over the coming months include "Sleeping Beauty Dreams," on Sunday, Feb. 9; "Diary of a Worm, a Spider, and a Fly," on Sunday, March 9; and "Seussical," on Sunday, March 23. In conjunction with the Family Festivities Series, the playhouse will host a book collection of gently used and new children's books for Read to Grow.

Tickets are $20 and everyone in the audience, both children and adults, requires a ticket. Tickets are available online at www.westportplayhouse.org.

For more information or tickets, call the box office at 203-227-4177 or toll-free at 1-888-927-752, or visit Westport Country Playhouse, 25 Powers Court.