Hickory – The Hickory Community Theatre’s regional premiere of The Jungle Fun Room begins broadcasting live from the Firemen’s Kitchen this Friday, November 13.

This show is the second show in HCT’s “Ghost Light” Series. Performances continue through November, broadcasting live from the Firemen’s Kitchen. Tickets are available online at hickorytheatre.org. Season subscribers may call the box office at 828-328-2283 to reserve tickets.

The standard routine at the New York City Zoo’s “Jungle Fun Birthday Parties” is upended when the struggling actors who run the show discover that today’s birthday girl’s mom is a famous, Oscar-winning actress. The result is a hilarious and emotional encounter with the past, present and future. It’s a birthday party none of them will forget.

Performances of The Jungle Fun Room will be broadcast live, online, Fridays and Saturdays, Nov 13, 14, 20 & 21; Sunday, Nov 15 at 2:30pm; and Thursday, Nov 19 at 7:30pm. All performances are Eastern Standard Time.

Tickets are $18 for individual streaming and $30 for families or groups. Tickets go on sale on November 5th and will be available online at Hickorytheatre.org or by phone through the theatre box office at (828) 328-2283.

The Jungle Fun Room is the first production in the Theatre’s 2020-2021 Season. Paramount Automotive and Sunbelt Xpress are the season sponsors. The “Ghost Light Series, live broadcast theatre is supported by the HartBeat of Main Street Grant Program, created by the Hartford Small Business Insurance and Mainstreet America, with additional support from Corning Optical Communications. Hickory Community Theatre is a funded affiliate of the United Arts Council of Catawba County.

Photo: Christian Underwood (back) and Joey Nuhfer in The Jungle Fun Room. Photo by Ken Burns.