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'Good Night Opus' to be presented at Iowa State

Tuesday, November 13, 2001

Berkeley Breathed's "Good Night Opus" will be presented by Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia, Friday, November 30, at 7 p.m. at the lowa State Center, Stephens Auditorium in Ames.

Tickets are on sale now, $16 for all seats, age 18 and under $8.50; $2 discount for groups of ten or more.

Immerse yourself in the visual delights of life-sized puppets, and let the power of a simple storyteller draw you in, away from daily cares. Now in its 28th season, Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia invites you to share in the excitement of the first-ever stage adaptation of Berkeley Breathed's Goodnight Opus, a humorous story that gives youngsters permission to depart from a book's text and give their imagination free rein.

Opus, a whimsical penguin (beloved hero of the Bloom County cartoon strip) embarks on a most unusual trip. When his granny falls asleep while reading the children's classic, Goodnight Moon, Opus and his friends board a flying bicycle, bound for the Milky Way to say goodnight to the stars in person. Along the way, they encounter an amazingly imaginative array of creatures - as you would expect from a cartoon creator. Parents who have read Goodnight Moon, for the umpteenth time will enjoy the clever take-off on the bedtime story and children will revel in the fancifui flight of the lovable penguin in his bunnyprint pajamas.

The production includes a mix of puppets and live performers disguised with theatrical black light technology. An original musical score by Scott Macmillan sets the mood for this unique theater adventure.

Purchase tickets at lowa State Center Ticket Office; All Ticketmaster Centers; Charge by Phone: 515-233-1888, 515-243-1888; Online: www.ticketmaster.com

For more information, call the lowa State Center at 515-294-3347 or 1 -877-843-2368.