CASA GRANDE — Casa Grande-based wildlife educator and reptile enthusiast “Wildman” Phil Rakoci and his cast of creepy, crawly co-stars will entertain during a spaghetti dinner fundraiser for the BlackBox Foundation on Saturday.
Dinner will be served from 5 to 7 p.m. Wildman Phil will take the stage at 7:30.
The fundraiser is in the BlackBox Theatre, 407 N. Sacaton St. Tickets for the dinner and show are $20 in advance or $25 at the door, if tickets are still available. Kids younger than 4 eat free.
Proceeds from the event will help the theater organization fund shows, workshops and programs for the upcoming 2019-20 season.
The new season of shows will be announced at the event.
Rakoci’s shows tend to be part comedy, part demonstration and part education. Rakoci is a fan of the desert and the creatures that dwell there and enjoys educating young people about why the animals and their habitat need to be protected.
Among the cast of characters who have accompanied Rakoci to past shows are Stumpy, a disabled tortoise with a wheel replacing a missing leg; a hairy tarantula; a chuckwalla; and various snakes and other creatures.
Take-out food orders are $12 in advance. Those working in the emergency room at Banner Casa Grande Medical Center may order food to be delivered for $15 in advance.