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Doctor Dolittle Coming to Center for the Arts

The Carrollton Youth Theatre brings classic characters and stories to life with Doctor Dolittle, at the Carrollton Center for the Arts, October 22 and 23.

“Dr. Dolittle is a story that is known in feature films, but less well-remembered as classical literature,” said Director Deni Harling.  “Our production, dramatized by Olga Fricker, stays true to Hugh Lofting’s 1920s children’s series with a slight comedic twist. The cast and crew have done a fantastic job bringing this classic to life on stage.”

As in Lofting’s books and several feature films starring Rex Harrison and, later, Eddie Murphy, the animal patients of Doctor Dolittle teach him to talk with them in their own languages. This extraordinary ability leads the doctor and his friends on a series of adventures.

“I am very proud of our actors and directors in this show,” said Carrollton Arts Superintendent Tim Chapman. “Many of our actors have had to study animals to learn how to perform their characters. This will a show the whole family can enjoy.”

Tickets are $10 and can be purchased online at carrolltonarts.com, by phone at 770-838-1083 or at the center’s box office at 251 Alabama Street.