A mother tells her son a story about a boy that is the child of Thunder. The son begins to believe that he is this boy, and his father is Thunder. The mother poo-poos the idea, until the stepfather gets violent and she urges him to run away, telling him the story is true. He goes in search of his father, enlisting help from those he meets along the way, including a mischievous monkey who calls him Boom. The climb up a friendly tree, capture Lightning, and journey to the clouds in hopes of finding Thunder. Thunder proves to be elusive, but justice is served, and Boom returns to his mother.
|Boom and the tree (Ricardo Vázquez and Luvern Siefert)|
(photo by Dan Norman)
|Lightning strikes (photo by Dan Norman)|
The Last Firefly is part whimsical and fantastical fairy tale, part sober story of the troubles of being a kid in today's world. CTC recommends it for kids eight and older due to the darker elements of the story. Continuing through November 13.