The Jungle Book - Spring 2005

Friday, April 1, 2005 - Sunday, May 15, 2005

By Rudyard Kipling
Adapted by Monica Flory

The New Acting Company presented Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book in a new adaptation by Monica Flory, directed by David Miller. In this imaginative re-telling of the classic tale, the lush sounds and sights of the jungle are evoked in ways that are uniquely theatrical. Defiant and proud Mowgli, a boy raised by wolves, is coming of age in the jungle-a place where he both does and does not fit in. Bumbling Baloo the bear (played by Artistic Director Stephen Michael Rondel), slick Bagheera the panther, and wise Kaa the snake teach Mowgli the Laws of the Jungle through story and song. When Mowgli learns that it is his destiny to battle the ferocious tiger Shere Khan, he is faced with the challenge of a lifetime.