Albert Theater: - adapt: Mary Zimmerman; dir: Mary Zimmerman.
Don't miss one of The Magik Theatre's first shows to tour nationally in over 50 sold out venues around the US! Adapted faithfully from Rudyard Kipling’s source stories by David Morgan, with music by Jaime Ramirez, THE JUNGLE BOOK begins with the discovery of a man-child by a wolf pack in the Indian jungle. Named Mowgli, the boy is raised by wolf parents and educated in the Jungle Law by Bagheera, a black panther, and Baloo, a great bear. Complicating their efforts are the Bandar Log, a fun-loving tribe of monkeys, who kidnap Mowgli. He is rescued with the help of python Kaa, only to be threatened by Shere Khan, a carnivorous and hungry tiger, and his jackal accomplice Tabaqui. In the end, Mowgli must decide whether to stay in the jungle or take his place in the world of men. Kipling’s Mowgli stories continue to resonate long after the author’s lifetime by getting at the heart of what it takes to raise a child and ready him for a potentially dangerous world. Filled with action, drama, comedy, music, and dance, Magik’s vivid production of THE JUNGLE BOOK will enthrall audiences of all ages!