Me... Jane: The Dreams & Adventures of Young Jane Goodall


Before she was a renowned humanitarian, conservationist, and animal activist, Dr. Jane Goodall was a little girl with a very special toy chimpanzee named Jubilee. Together, Jane and Jubilee went on outdoor adventures and observed all the miracles of nature around them. As they learned more and more on their expeditions, Jane dreamed of spending the rest of her life living with and helping animals. And one day, she would go on to do just that. 

In this brand new musical adaptation, join young Jane and her special friend as they learn about the world around them and the importance of protecting all living species. With anecdotes taken directly from Jane Goodall’s autobiography, this adaptation makes this very true story accessible for the young—and young at heart.

Presented by The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

Show Type
Children's Theater
Running Time
60 minutes
(0 Intermissions)
Appropriate For All Ages Price Ranges
$20 - $20

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Box Office Phone: 202-467-4600

Schedule Open/Close Dates: 11/18/2017 - 12/10/2017
Sunday 1:30pm4:00pm-
Monday ---
Tuesday ---
Wednesday ---
Thursday ---
Friday ---
Saturday 11:00am1:30pm5:00pm
Important Dates

Extra Performances

  • 11/22/2017 - 1:30pm
  • 11/22/2017 - 4:00pm
  • 11/24/2017 - 1:30pm
  • 11/24/2017 - 4:00pm
  • 11/18/2017 - 4:00pm

Dark Days

  • 11/18/2017 - 11:00am
  • 11/18/2017 - 5:00pm
  • 12/03/2017 - 1:30pm
  • 12/03/2017 - 4:00pm
Performer Role
Eymard Cabling Asa/Calvin/Rusty
Sam Ludwig Mr. Crouch/Gigi/Oscar/Professor Scroop
Tracy L Olivera Mum
Awa Sal Secka Mrs. Crouch/Maisie/Hermione
Erin Weaver Young Jane
Production Personnel
Aaron Posner
Costume Designer
Helen Q. Huang
Set Designer
Paige Hathaway
Sound Designer
Justin Schmitz
Christopher d'Amboise
Lighting Designer
Andrew Cissna
Andy Mitton
Book Writer
Patrick McDonnell, Andy Mitton, and Aaron Posner
Andy Mitton
Adapted By
Andy Mitton, Patrick McDonnell, and Aaron Posner
Adapted From
The book ME... JANE by Patrick McDonnell
Projections/Media Designer
Olivia Sebesky


The Kennedy Center Family Theater
2700 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20566

Getting There

  • Foggy Bottom-GWU (Blue/Orange Line)
  • Free Kennedy Center shuttle bus available from the Foggy Bottom Metro to Kennedy Center


  • Street parking
  • Paid garages


  • This venue is wheelchair accessible.
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In rehearsal for ME... JANE: Young Jane Goodall (Erin Weaver) along with her special toy chimpanzee Jubilee sing about...what else? Animals, animals!