Owen & Mzee
The Vital Theater presents this inspiring true story of two great friends: a baby hippo named Owen, and a 130-yr-old giant tortoise named Mzee. It's a joyous reminder that, in times of trouble, friendship is stronger than the differences that pull us apart.
When Owen was stranded after a tsunami, villagers in Kenya worked tirelessly to rescue him. Then, to everyone's amazement, the orphan hippo and the elderly tortoise adopted each other. Now they are inseparable, swimming, eating, and playing together. Adorable photos e-mailed from friend to friend quickly made them worldwide celebrities.