SAN ANTONIO – Story-time is coming to life on stage at the Magik Theatre as they kick off their 24th season.
"One thing people may not know about the Magik Theatre is that we also do some classic literature," said Frances Limoncelli, artistic director at the Magik Theatre. "We want to expose children to great literature - educational and fun for them."
The theatre is doing just that by presenting "Rikki-Tikki-Tavi and Other "Just So" Stories, based on stories by Rudy Kipling, the author of "The Jungle Book."
The show incorporates Indian culture and dance.
"It includes stories like ‘How the camel got his hump,’ so they're sort of his take on folk tales," Limoncelli said.
Limoncelli said these literature-based plays help to promote family reading time at home.
"The lines to buy the books after the shows are always big and that makes me feel great because families are going to take that book home, they're going to read it together at bedtime, they're going to remember the show and pay attention to the words in the story and getting families reading together is so important."
With more than ten characters and only four actors, the cast uses elaborate headpieces to change into different roles.
"They really have to make bold choices for their voices and their bodies, so that every character is different," Limoncelli said.
Opening night is Friday, October 6th at 6:30 p.m. The production will continue for a month.
For more information on Rikki-Tikki-Tavi and other upcoming shows, just head to www.MagikTheatre.org.