About The Garden of Rikki Tikki Tavi
Based loosely on Rudyard Kipling's story Rikki Tikki-Tavi this version of the tale tells the story of Darzee, the diva, who is incensed when Rikki Tikki Tavi washes up in Darzee's pristine garden. Darzee and his friend, Chuchu, pull out the stops attempting to run off the pesky mongoose. Until they see Nag, cobra and despot, run in fear when Nag discovers that a mongoose is loose. A comedy about sharing and cooperation, that is geared towards an elementary aged audience. Full of laughs, mistaken identity and one brave mongoose, this production will be a captivating journey into the lives of the inhabitants of a beautiful garden in India.
Alban Arts Center
The Alban Arts Center is a small arts organization in the heart of downtown St. Albans. Located within the historic Alban Theater, originally built in 1938 as a movie house, the Alban Arts Center provides a wide array of artistic opportunities for St. Albans and the surrounding community within its intimate 225 seat theater. Primarily focusing on the performing arts, the Alban produces 4-6 productions every year, in addition to hosting several other theatre companies and touring productions. The Alban, as a small and energetic organization, can segue from large, family oriented casts to intimate and intense dramas in the course of their season; and even produces an annual Shakespeare in the Park at St. Albans City Park. The Alban also hosts concerts, movies, and a variety of other performances throughout the year.
In addition to producing and hosting theatrical productions the Alban Arts Center also houses the Alban Arts Academy, a twice yearly extra-curricular academy that has provided artistic education to the greater-metro area, since 2010. Academy classes include Acting, Improv, Musical Theatre and much more. All classes are taught by local artists, and over 1,000 students from 7 counties have traveled to St. Albans for their arts education needs. Every spring and fall semester the Alban Arts Academy offers 15+ classes and awards scholarships to students that may need them.