by Tim Kelly
based on the stories of Rudyard Kipling
The Tom Zbyszewski Children’s Theater at The Merc presents The Adventures of Rikki-Tikki-Tavi this spring. Join them in the magical jungle as our Indian storyteller sparks audience imagination and weaves a wonderful tale while actors play the roles of cobras, monkeys, wolves, and the ever-charming mongoose, Rikki-Tikki-Tavi. A British family in old India is in jeopardy from marauding cobras in league with Shere Khan, the arrogant tiger. Only Rikki can save them, and he does so in a surprising way.
The Merc’s Children’s Theater features a cast of local children ages 8 and up, and is directed this year by veteran teacher and theater director Jane Orme along with The Merc’s Executive Director, Missi Smith. Together they have teamed up to produce an energetic and colorful adventure in the jungle with dancing and fun tunes. Audiences of all ages will find something to love in this charming play.
The Adventures of Rikki-Tikki-Tavi is produced by special arrangement with Pioneer Drama Service, Inc., Denver, Colorado.
DATES: Opens Fri, Apr 27, runs through Sun, May 6. Thurs, May 3, Pay What You Can Night. Thursday through Saturday performances, 7pm; Sunday matinees, 2pm. Doors open 30 minutes prior to show time. Tickets available online. $5-$7/youth under 18,$16-$18/adults. www.mercplayhouse.org. Limited advance reserved seating available until 75 minutes before show time. CONTACT: firstname.lastname@example.org, 509.997.7529.