March 26 - April 11, 2014
Suitable to ages 5-12
By John Lazarus
Running Time: 60 minutes.
An all-time favourite with Manitoba educators and parents, Night Light looks at a variety of children’s fears and anxieties: nighttime, bullies, parental expectations, and school performance – all very real issues for kids, and ones they need to think about and talk about openly in order to overcome them. Goodge is a nasty one-eyed bedtime monster that lives in six-year-old Tara’s bureau. But only she (and the audience) can see him. Meanwhile, her older brother Victor is afraid of an increasingly difficult bully on the playground. Playwright John Lazarus uses ingenuity and laughter to help kids cope with their everyday fears.
“Night Light underscores the continuing need to illuminate a painful reality of Canadian youth.” Kevin Prokosh, Winnipeg Free Press