Jane Goodall

Jane Goodall

A woman is shown in a close up holding binoculars near her chin.

Jane Goodall faced an uphill battle when she proclaimed at a young age that she wanted to live among wild animals. “I realize now I had the making of a scientist—curiosity, not being afraid to make a mistake and patience. With a different mother, those skills might have been crushed,” she said in a 2015 interview with The National. Goodall’s story, starting with the stuffed chimp she received as a girl, inspired “Me … Jane: The Dreams and Adventures of Young Jane Goodall,” which will be performed in Eisenhower Auditorium at 4 p.m. Feb. 10.

IMAGE: JGI/Bill Wallauer