LASALLE — Illinois Valley Community College's theatre department will present "A Holiday Dream" by David Allan Kuester Nov. 14 and Nov. 16 at Hegeler Carus Mansion in LaSalle.
Kuester's original children's play tells the story of a young boy with esteem so low he doesn't want to joing his family for a holiday celebration. As he falls asleep, an elf helps him gain self-confidence powerful enough to rescue Hansel and Gretel from the Witch, Little Red Riding Hood from the Big Bad Wolf and Jack and his beanstalk from the Giant.
The show is a 7 p.m. Nov. 14 and at 1 p.m., 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Nov. 16. The Nov. 14 performance is free and open only to IVCC students and employees. Tickets for the Nov. 16 show are $8 general admission, $5 for children ages 3-12 and $2 with an IVCC ID. Pre-ordering tickets is recommended. For reservations, call 815-224-5895 or go to www.hegelercarus.org/events.