Watching Stellaluna at Belfountain Conservation Area last Friday evening was truly a unique experience for the whole family. The night was warm, but the cool breeze was just enough to keep us comfortable and the bugs at bay.
The play is the story of Stellaluna, a baby bat whose life is flitting along perfectly until an owl attacks her mother, knocking the bewildered pup out of her mother’s loving grasp. The tiny bat is lucky to land in a nest of baby birds, but her whole world has been turned upside down. Literally.
Stellaluna’s adoptive bird mom accepts her into her nest, but only on the condition that Stellaluna acts like a bird, not a bat. Soon Stellaluna has learned to behave like a good bird, not hanging by her feet and eating all the right bugs. When she finally has a chance to show her bird siblings what life as a bat is like, they are all stunned. There were great messages about being different, and tolerance, and acceptance that had everybody thinking carefully and nodding in agreement. The life size costumes and flowing acrobatics are not to be missed!
There are still more chances to see Stellaluna, presented by To Be Determined Theatre Co. Call for tickets or arrive at the gate this weekend:
Friday, July 19, 2013,
7:30 p.m. Belfountain Conservation Area, Caledon
10 Credit St. Belfountain Village, 519-927-5838
Saturday, July 20,
1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
Island Lake Conservation Area, Orangeville
673067 Hurontario St., Orangeville, 1-800-367-0890
Sunday, July 21,
1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Terra Cotta Conservation Area, Halton Hills
14452 Winston Churchill Blvd., Halton Hills, 1-800-367-0890
Bring a chair or blanket. Get comfortable with your family and prepare to be entertained.
Note: This is an outdoor event. Some performances may be cancelled due to rain.