“The Adventures of Doctor Dolittle,” adapted from the classic book by Hugh Lofting, is being presented by Mounds View Public Schools Community Education in cooperation with Homeward Bound Theatre Company at Mounds View High School in Arden Hills on Thursday, Aug. 4, at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Cast members in 4th through 9th grade will present this musical adaptation. The play features one very special doctor who has a deep love for animals and suddenly finds he is able to speak with them, Polynesia the parrot, Jip the dog, and Chee-Chee the monkey, and travel with them to Africa as they go to save the monkeys from a terrible plague.
Once there, they are captured by the Jolliginki and encounter pirates. This tale is enriched with touching and toe-tapping tunes.
General admission tickets are $2 for children/students and $4 for adults at the door. No advance ticket sales. Doors open 15 minutes before each show. For more information call 651-621-7400.
Mounds View High School is located at 1900 Lake Valentine Road in Arden Hills.