Lightwire Theater’s “DINO-LIGHT” live at UAB’s Alys Stephens Center on Sept. 20

UAB’s Alys Stephens Center presents a glow-in-the-dark adventure with puppetry, technology and dance that is perfect for families.

DinoLight2UAB’s Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center will present Lightwire Theater’s “DINO-LIGHT,” the story of a scientist with magical powers who brings a friendly dinosaur to life. When the dinosaur wanders away from home, he discovers a wonderful world full of creatures that light up the darkness and help him find the true meaning of love.

This glow-in-the-dark adventure has been praised for its cutting-edge blend of puppetry, technology and dance by audiences all over the world. Formerly known as “Darwin the Dinosaur,” the performance was the recipient of the prestigious Jim Henson Foundation Grant and is the first feature-length theatrical production created and performed by creators Ian Carney and Corbin Popp.

The performance will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, in the Alys Stephens Center. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children. For tickets or for more information, call 205-975-2787 or visit This performance is part of the PNC Family Series with additional support from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama.

Join the Alys Stephens Center for a fun, family-friendly reception with kid-friendly bites, crafts and a book reading at 6:30 p.m. before the show. The reception is free for ASC members; members must RSVP to The reception is $16 for adults; two children under 12 are included in each adult ticket and may eat free. A family four-pack which includes performance tickets and access to the reception is $60. Purchase reception tickets online or call 205-996-6113.