The Jungle Book

Friday, March 13, 2020 to Saturday, March 14, 2020
Doug Mitchell Memorial Theatre

It is with heavy heart that we must keep to Governor Roy Cooper's recommendation on social distancing and indefinitely postpone our production of "The Jungle Book" that was planned to run March 13th and 14th. These children put so much time and effort into putting on such an exceptional performance that it breaks our collective hearts to do this, but not heeding such a warning is irresponsible and would send a poor message to our children. If this warning is lifted before the senior members in our cast go off to their next adventure, we will attempt to run this show later in the spring. Please know this is not a decision we make lightly and we appreciate your understanding.

One of literature's most enduring classics is brought vividly to the stage in this exciting adventure of Mowgli, the Indian boy, raised by caring wolves, befriended by Bagheera, the Panther, and Baloo, the Bear, and threatened by Shere Kahn, the evil tiger. Also present are an array of other jungle creatures who inhabit this action-filled play. Interspersed with the Mowgli tale is the equally intriguing story of a young Rudyard Kipling, who is sent from his home in Bombay to a British boarding school where he encounters his own "jungle," including people—both good and otherwise—who parallel many of the animal characters he created.