November 30, 2017
ANIMALS, ANIMALS, ANIMALS!
by Ann Greer
Eminent primatologist Jane Goodall was only 26 when she went to East Africa to study chimpanzees in the wild. Among her discoveries are that chimpanzees use tools and form families.
The play is based on the book “Me…Jane” by Patrick McDonnell, and adapted and written by Andy Mitton, McDonnell, and Aaron Posner, with music and lyrics by Mitton. Its primary audience is young people, but the talented cast, jaunty songs and dances, and meaningful story will appeal to adults as well. The show is chock-full of messages -- follow your dream, trust your instincts, be patient, and don’t give up.
Butterflies taste – but with their feet…
Snakes never blink…
A giraffe can lick inside her own ear…
Starfish have eight eyes in every leg…
Every one of us distinct
But every one of us is linked
By a home and by a history
By a universal mystery
From the starfish to the swan
Every one us phenomenons
And every one of us has worth
Click here to watch a rehearsal video of "Animals, Animals, Animals!"
“Me…Jane” is at the Kennedy Center through December 10. Tickets: kennedy-center.org or 202-467-4600.
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