The Carleton College Players will present the world premiere of playwright Naomi Iizuka’s “The Last Firefly” on Fridays and Saturdays, Feb. 18, 19, 25 and 26 at 7:30 p.m. in Arena Theater. Special matinee performances will also be presented on Saturdays and Sundays, Feb. 19, 20, 26 and 27 at 2 p.m. Directed by Sean Graney of Chicago, “The Last Firefly” is a newly commissioned play adapted from Japanese folk tales and produced in partnership with the Minneapolis Children’s Theatre Company.
Developed at Carleton along with Carleton students, “The Last Firefly” will introduce audiences to traditional Japanese literature and fairytales using the theatrical elements of Kabuki. This event is free, open to the public, and suitable for children of all ages. Seating is limited and reservations are required and can be made by calling (507) 222-4471.