Published: Jun 12, 2012 12:23 PM EDT

ESTERO, Fla. - The theatre department at FGCU is tapping into the wonder of a child's imagination with a series of plays aimed directly at kids.  Fireworks, Waterworks, and Other Ridiculous Things runs June 13-17.

From giant flying catfish to goblins made of over-ripe fruit, you never know what magic may appear during the new show written and directed by members of the FGCU theatre department.  The show runs just over and hour and is made up of four different plays, each with its own theme aimed at children.

Rusted Wings is the story of a boy's guardian who didn't have the sense to get out of the rain.

You never know what wild creatures may crawl from the swamp when a little magic dust is thrown into the mix in Monty and the Bat Shaman.

Nivinivinack is set on an island where a queen of the night, a bringer of the day, a magician, a storm, and three bumbling troublemakers brew up some fun.

And the performance wraps with the story of a little girl who sets out to make a new friend on a rainy day and gets more than she asked for in Messy Melissa.

The show runs Wednesday, June 13 through Saturday, June 16 at 7:00 p.m. and then Sunday, June 17 at 2:00 p.m.

Tickets are $7 for adults and free for kids under 12 and can be purchased at theatrelab.fgcu.edu or by calling 239-590-7268.