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FSU Theatre Show Supporting Local Schools

The Garden of Rikki Tikki Tavi
Posted at 8:00 AM, Nov 18, 2015
and last updated 2015-11-18 03:37:47-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) -- Childhood favorite Rikki Tikki Tavi is coming to life at FSU!

The School of Theatre at Florida State is putting on a special adaptation of The Garden of Rikki Tikki Tavi.

Director Carrie Colton spent time in India, and says she drew on that culture for inspiration for the show.

Colton says the show is great for the entire family. There's bright colors and animal costumes that kids will enjoy, plus the story itself brings a special message to children and parents.

It's this season's Theatre for Young Audiences show, which raises money for local schools. To date, this initiative has raised $15,000.

The Garden of Rikki Tikki Tavi is adapted from the beloved story by Rudyard Kipling. It follows the curious bond between a baby mongoose, a self-centered and bossy tailorbird, and a dear yet confused muskrat.

Those involved say, "Through helping each other, the unlikely team realizes that they are smarter, braver, and more resourceful together and that the garden is more fun when shared with friends."

The Garden of Rikki Tikki Tavi runs November 19 through November 22 at the Fallon Theatre, in FSU's Fine Arts Building.

Showtimes are: November 19-20 at 7 p.m.; November 21 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.; and November 22 at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.

Tickets range from $10-$17. This year, the theatre is also offering a Share Night promotion. Anyone who comes to the theatre during a Share Night, and requests the Share Night tickets, may purchase as many $10 tickets as they like. $5 of each Share Night ticket will be donated back to the assigned school.

For more information, call (850) 644-6500 or click here.