Theatre NDSU hosts Jumanji reading by Adventure Theatre

January 12, 2016
Theatre NDSU is collaborating with Adventure Theatre - Musical Theatre Center (ATMTC) to get input on a new play based on “Jumanji,” the beloved children’s book and 1995 film. A staged reading of the script will be free and open to the public on Saturday, January 30 at 7:00 p.m. in Beckwith Recital Hall, at NDSU’s Reineke Fine Arts Center.

Michael J. Bobbitt, ATMTC’s Producing Artistic Director and co-adapter/playwright, will spend two days in workshop rehearsals with NDSU theatre students prior to the public reading. The one-hour adaptation is written for young audiences, ages 4 and up. Bobbitt will observe audience reaction to the script-in-hand performance in order to fine-tune the script before opening the show this summer in Glen Echo Park, Maryland.

“We want as many families to attend as possible, so we can see what jokes the little ones get, as well as what story points connect the best,” said Jess Jung, Theatre NDSU’s Artistic Director, who has directed plays for ATMTC. “This play-in-progress will be a wonderful opportunity for our students and a fun event for kids, as well as for anyone who enjoys live theatre.”

The longest-running children's theatre and training academy in the Washington, D.C. region, ATMTC presents stage adaptations of popular children’s literature and stories, and conducts annual tours to dozens of East Coast and Midwest cities.


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