UC Merced Arts Presents presents the annual Children's Opera. This year's production is entitled "The Last Book on Earth."
Three young friends, Luna, Izzy and Finn, are the only hope to save all the world's books from being forever shut by the dark force of The Blank. The friends have only until sunset to jump into the thick, yellowed pages of The Dangerous Book that sits on the dusty counter in Dr. Ex Libris' magical bookshop. Luna, Izzy and Finn must defeat classic storybook villains in order to retrieve three talismans that are hidden inside the stories themselves.
Everyone is invited to attend a free performance at 6:30 p.m. May 18 in the Lakireddy Auditorium.
The show is sponsored by Arts UC Merced Presents, The Chancellor's Office, The School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts, Center for the Humanities, Merced County Office of Education and the Betty Scalice Foundation.