The Morgan-Wixson Theatre in Santa Monica will host a guest production of The Story of Frog Belly Rat Bone, based on the book by Timothy Basil Ering, beginning Saturday, Sept. 24 through Oct. 9.

Presented by the theater’s Youth Education/Entertainment Series (YES) and the Rogue Artists Assemble, the production combines puppetry, music, video projections and innovative prop design to bring the popular book’s characters to life on stage.

Performances are scheduled at 11 a.m. Saturdays and Sundays at the Morgan-Wixson Theatre, 2627 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica. The show was adapted for the stage by Emily Coalson with Rogue Artists Ensemble.

The Story of Frog Belly Rat Bone tells of a boy in Cementland who wishes to find a treasure. Amidst heaping piles of greasy toaster ovens, broken TVs, and wet, smelly socks, he discovers a rusty old box promising wondrous riches, but all he finds inside the box are tiny grey specks.

Frustrated, the boy leaves the box and the treasure unprotected. Thieves come in the night and the boy builds a monster called Frog Belly Rat Bone to scare them away. Frog Belly protects the specks, and in doing so teaches the boy and his friends a valuable lesson.

Admission is $10 for adults, or $7 children for 12 and under. All seats are reserved.

Information, (310) 828-7519, or http://morgan-wixson.org.

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