Student Production Of THE JUNGLE BOOK Announced at MST
Fourteen Main Street Theater students perform in Rudyard Kipling's beloved classic, The Jungle Book. There are 3 public performances: Friday and Saturday, January 19 and 20, at 7:30pm, and Sunday, January 21 at 3:00pm. Performances will be held at MST - Rice Village, 2540 Times Blvd., Houston, TX 77005. For tickets, call 713-524-6706 or visit MainStreetTheater.com. All tickets are $10, and seating is general admission.
About The Jungle Book By Monica Flory. Based on the stories by Rudyard Kipling.
In this action-packed adaptation of the classic adventure story, precocious Mowgli grows up believing he's as fierce a wolf as any of the members of his pack. When he learns he is actually a human, he must discover how to reconcile these very different identities, and decide whether to remain with the pack, or return to the human world from which he was born. What will he choose? And will he be trained in the Law of the Jungle in time to defeat Shere Khan, the most feared animal of all?
About the Production
The cast is comprised of nine Houston-area students ages 8 - 12 and includes Elizabeth Barnes, Alexander Flores, Lilly Hopkins, Katia de Jong, Sloan Latimer, Kayla Law, Addy Maurer, Cortney Murray, Iben Pedersen, Aimee-Anali San Miguel, Linnea Scheet, Evelyn Trask-Sissell, Jackson Weinstein, Lillian Yarbrough. Professional artists direct and design all MST Rehearsal & Performance class productions. Danny Dyer is the director. Lindsay Ehrhardt is the assistant director. Jessica Ontiveros is the costume designer, Ryan Thornton is the lighting and sound designer, and Rodney Walsworth is the properties designer.
About MST's Education Department
Now in its 30th season, MST's Education Department provides numerous creative opportunities for ages 4 - high school at our two locations and at area schools, libraries, and community centers. The Department is engaged with area schools and school districts to provide theater arts training (for educators), performing arts classes (for students), and arts integration strategies (for administrators and master teachers). As arts are increasingly eliminated from school curricula, our Education Department has been called upon to provide both school-day and after school instruction in schools throughout the area (ie using theater to teach STEM subjects). A member of Houston Arts Partners, Main Street is a key cohort in an effort to increase and strengthen arts education in Houston schools and has crafted innovative strategies to integrate theater with academics in new and exciting ways.
About Main Street Theater
Main Street Theater provides theater experiences for all ages. Founded in 1975, our MainStage produces professional, intimate, literary plays for adults and operates under an Actors' Equity Association union contract; our Theater for Youth produces professional, engaging productions based on children's literature for families and school groups, both in-house and on tour around Texas; and we offer Education and Outreach programs on-site and at satellite locations around the Greater Houston area for youth aged 4 - high school. We work out of 2 facilities: our Rice Village home on Times. Blvd., and as part of the MATCH (Midtown Arts & Theater Center Houston) on Main Street.
Main Street Theater is a member of Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national service organization for not-for-profit theaters, of Theatre for Young Audiences/USA (formerly ASSITEJ), the world theatre network of theatre for children and young people, and a founding member of Houston Arts Partners. Main Street Theater is funded in part by grants from the City of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance, and the Texas Commission on the Arts. United Airlines is the official airline of Main Street Theater.