ST. PARIS – How can a rainforest come to St. Paris?
On Monday, March 20, Graham Elementary School will be transformed into a tropical rainforest.
“Live on Stage, The Rainforest” envelops the audience in a tropical rainforest with the sounds and sights of the Amazon region, including exotic birds, kinkajous, monkeys and snakes.
It all started as a dream for founder and current director Mike Kohlrieser. In the 1980s, he and his wife, Marcia, became increasingly aware of problems in the tropical rainforests. Using his skills as an animal trainer and stage entertainer, he wanted to educate young and old alike about these animals facing possible extinction.
In 1992, the non-profit organization Understanding Wildlife Inc. was created, with the goal of educating and inspiring individuals to get involved and make this a better world for all, including animals.
This comedy animal show is set for 6:30 p.m. March 20. Tickets are $5 per person and will be available at the door.
Submitted by the Kohlriesers.