"A colorful, high-energy, thoroughly charming stage adaptation" –Chicago Reader
Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed
March 17 – May 6, 2012
Sat at 1pm, Sun at 11am & 1pm (No performances Easter Sunday, April 8th)
"Chock-full of family fun... Niemiís exuberance as clothes-loving Wilbur is infectious" –Make It Better
"Kauzlaric's expansion is really strong... the play communicates the difficulty and triumph of choosing acceptance over repudiation" –Time Out Chicago Kids
Adapted from the book NAKED MOLE RAT GETS DRESSED. Text and illustrations copyright ©2009 by Mo Willems. Published by Hyperion Books for Young Readers. All rights reserved. Used with permission of the author through Sheldon Fogelman Agency, Inc.
Unlike other naked mole rats, young Wilbur loves to wear clothes. By daring to defy social tradition, Wilbur makes life miserable for himself and his best friend. When the teasing and bullying at school get out of control, the pups take their case before Grand-pah: the greatest, wisest, and most naked naked mole rat ever. Will Grand-pah crush Wilburís self-expression, or open the door of acceptance to a misunderstood outsider? A heartwarming lesson on tolerance, in a world premiere musical adaptation for the whole family.
Recommended for kids 5 and up. Children under 2 are not permitted.
Based on the 2009 book by New York Times bestselling author Mo Willems (Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale, Donít Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!)
Adapted by Robert Kauzlaric, Music by Paul Gilvary
Directed by Paul S. Holmquist
Excerpt from Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed. Music by Paul Gilvary
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Join us any Sunday at noon during the run of Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed (following the 11am show, or before the 1pm show) for our new Stories Come Alive! Hour.
Children will get up close and personal with the book behind the play in an interactive storytelling session, followed by on-your-feet theatre games to explore the characters, plot, and themes of the book. The experience is sure to make positive reading connections between your children and books for years to come.
Only $10 per child! Parents are welcome (though not required).
Contact the box office at 773-761-4477 for more information.