Johnson City Community Theatre

Est. 1885


The Jungle Book
Directed by Jonathan Marin
​Sunday, October 1 at 5:00 PM and Monday, October 2nd at 6:00 PM

Performance Dates: Nov 30th- Dec 9th, with possible school shows.

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 and the people—both good and otherwise—who parallel many of the animal characters he created. Filled with excitement and humor, the play highlights the struggle of good versus evil, the worth of friendship, and the importance of loyalty and other values required for surviving the "law of the jungle." 
Most roles are gender flexible, except Mowgli, Shere Khan, Tabaqui, Akela, Baloo and Mother Wolf, old and young woman. Actors must come prepared with energy, and enthusiasm, as well as a willingness to.learn and work hard

Rudyard Kipling/Mowgli - a schoolboy/wolf boy      
Fielding/Shere Khan - a schoolboy/a tiger   
Hanley/Tabaqui - a schoolboy/a jackal  
Price/Akela- a headmaster/ leader of the wolves  
Willies/Bagheera - a chaplain/a panther
Crofts/Baloo - a teacher/a bear 
Mother Wolf - Akelas Mate
2 wolf cubs- children of Akela and Mother Wolf
Young Mowgli - a child around 5 or 6
Kaa- a snake
Hathi- an elephant
Rann- a bird
Old Woman- Massua a villager
Young Woman- Dari a villager
Wolves/Monkeys - Jungle inhabitants