Mettawee River Theater show set for Saturday at arboretum

ESPERANCE — The Mettawee River Theater Company will present “The Ringdove” at 8 p.m. on Saturday at Landis Arboretum, 174 Lape Road, according to a news release.

Admission is $5 but free for children 12 and younger.

The theater company, founded in 1975, creates original productions that incorporate masks, giant figures, puppets, and other visual elements with live music, movement and text. Its productions are drawn from the myths, legends and folklore of the world’s diverse cultures.

This year’s offering, “The Ringdove,” is based on “The Panchatantra,” a collection of allegorical tales from ancient India. The central characters are a crow, a rat, a turtle, and a gazelle, whose behaviors and relationships illuminate many aspects of human nature. The creatures grow in friendship and achieve strength and harmony through understanding and cooperation.

For more information, call the arboretum at (518) 875-6935 or visit landisarboretum.org.