March 31, 2014
Rainforest Trust is partnering with Adventure Theatre MTC (ATMTC) to educate the public about threats facing rainforests while raising money to help protect threatened species. ATMTC, based in Glen Echo, Maryland, is producing a stage version of The Jungle Book that will run from April 4 to May 30.
Rainforest Trust employees will be attending opening and closing performances to answer questions about rainforest, and ATMTC will be donating a portion of merchandise proceeds to Rainforest Trust, which will be used to purchase critical wildlife habitat.
“We are thrilled to support ATMTC’s production of The Jungle Book,” said Malissa Cadwallader, Development Director at Rainforest Trust. “ATMTC’s performance will allow Rainforest Trust the opportunity to reach out to children, students, and their families to raise awareness about the importance of conservation through protecting real rainforest acres and saving endangered wildlife.”
The play, which is recommended for children ages four and up, is based upon Rudyard Kipling’s 19th century classic novel recounting the adventures of the man-cub Mowgli as he learns the Laws of the Jungle.
“Our production of The Jungle Book provided me a unique opportunity to educate audiences on a scientific topic, as well as to help promote another non-profit in the region that’s making the world a better place,” said Lacy Nicolosi, Outbound Sales & Outreach Coordinator for ATMTC. “I was fortunate that I found Rainforest Trust. I hope we can use this family production as a way to inform people about the threats facing rainforests throughout the world.”
To see show times and buy tickets, visit the ATMTC site.
Adventure Theatre (founded in 1951) and Musical Theater Center (founded in 1986) merged into one organization in 2012. The combined entity is called Adventure Theatre MTC. Located in Glen Echo Park (Glen Echo, MD) and The Wintergreen Plaza (Rockville, MD), ATMTC cultivates new generations of artists and life-long audiences by creating memorable theatrical productions and experiences and by providing young people the highest quality training in musical theater.
About The Jungle Book
Orphaned in the jungle as an infant and adopted by a wolf pack, young Mowgli, the man-cub is taught the Laws of the Jungle by Baloo the bear and Bagheera the panther. As Mowgli discovers himself and his place as a human, the jungle’s greatest menace, Shere Khan the Bengal Tiger, prepares to finish the kill he abandoned years ago.