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From the creators of Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, which the New York Times called “Jaw-Dropping”, comes the new theatrical adaptation of the works of Rudyard Kipling, re-imagining his classic stories through modern eyes. Immersive sound and multimedia will transport you from the urban jungle to relive Mowgli's childhood in the jungles of India. With Baloo the bear, Bagheera the panther, and more, Jungle Book brings beloved characters to life in a way you've never seen before. Eye-popping video, shadow-play, and original music make this family production of Jungle Book "like stepping inside a beautifully illustrated children’s storybook. It’s a MAGICAL experience!"- Sarasota Observer "A MUST-SEE"- Broadway World

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THE STORY
Mowgli is a 25-year-old architect living in New York City. When he gets a text from his sister Maya, "Happy birthday wolf boy!", it takes him back to his childhood in the jungles of India. Mowgli pulls out his old journal (his "jungle book"), flips through the pages, and begins to re-live the stories of his youth. As a toddler, Mowgli becomes lost in the jungle when a tiger, Shere Khan, attacks his family. He is rescued, and adopted by two wolves, Akela and Raksha, who raise him in their pack. Mowgli learns "The Law of the Jungle" from a bear, Baloo, and a panther, Bagheera. The trio have a series of adventures while trying to keep Shere Khan from killing Mowgli. Eventually the tiger turns the wolf pack against him, and the young boy is forced out of the jungle, and back into the town. There, he reconnects with his human mother and sister, Messua and Maya. The town hunter, Buldeo, threatens to harm Mowgli and his family; now there's a human bully inside the town and a tiger bully outside of it. Mowgli must use the help of his animal and human families to defeat the threats. In the end, he understands we need to "let in the jungle" – to connect the human world with the natural world in order to keep things in balance.
But he still has to make a choice about his identity: is he wolf, or boy? 
 
Jungle Book was developed with assistance from and originally produced at the Asolo Repertory Theatre: Michael Donald Edwards, Producing Artistic Director, Linda M. DiGabriele, Managing Director.

We would also like to thank and acknowledge funding support from the following: