July 23, 2021
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Fine Arts Center
235 Wellesley Street
Weston, MA 02493
Weston Drama Workshop: The Jungle Book
Friday, July 23, 2021
Sit alongside a troupe of storytellers as they gather under the stars. The crickets faintly sing as a drum beat echoes in the night, and you are transported to the jungle, where the lives and ideals of man and beast collide, and the law of the jungle must be obeyed. Here, we meet Mowgli, a young boy lost by his parents when fleeing the tiger, Shere Khan. Watch as he is raised by wolves, and educated by the bear Baloo and the panther Bagheera. Featuring mesmerizing puppetry and stunning live music, this new adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s enchanted tale asks: Who is your true family? Those who look the same as you or those who love and nurture you? Here, the tales become a powerful examination of an emerging democracy, and the forces that threaten it. Based on a version by the celebrated director Tim Supple, this adaptation was written by critically acclaimed South African playwright Craig Higginson, and was first staged at Johannesburg’s Market Theatre in 2008.