21 April 2010

Rikki Tikki Tavi Friday at Emmanuel

The Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park's production of THE GARDEN OF RIKKI-TIKKI-TAVI adapted by Y York from Rudyard Kipling will perform "Off the Hill"

Friday, April 23 at 7:30 p.m.
Emmanuel Community Center, 1308 Race St
Tickets: Free, Call 513-241-2563, Jenny Mendelson

This free-flowing comic brawl is a loose adaptation of Rudyard Kipling's classic children's tale RIKKI-TIKKI-TAVI. Darzee, the diva tailor bird, is incensed when Rikki Tikki Tavi, a young mongoose, washes up in her pristine garden. Darzee and her friend, Chuchu, pull out all the stops in their attempt to run off the pesky mongoose until they see that Nag, a cobra and the garden despot, runs in fear at the sight of a mongoose on the loose. This comedy about sharing and cooperation has received numerous productions across the country. Award-winning playwright Y York is known for her adaptations of contemporary children's classics.

"In this production of THE GARDEN OF RIKKI-TIKKI-TAVI, we hope to instill in each child the valuable life lessons that come with this classic tale, in a way that they can understand, have fun with and laugh at," says Playhouse in the Park Education Director Mark Lutwak. "We are very excited to introduce the Playhouse to a new generation and make professional live theatre more accessible to our neighborhoods across the region."


Quimbob said...

Did I ever tell you about the time I saw Rikki Tikki Tavi in John Bryan State Park?
The animated one...

CityKin said...

I didn't know there was an animated one. State Park that is.