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Saturday, 26 April, 2014
For their final mainstage production of the year, the Players will present Jungalbook adapted by Edward Mast, based on the Mowgli stories by Rudyard Kipling. This dramatization places the jungle of India on a children's playground. The dialogue and action refer to the jungle, but the play draws color and style from a child's intense world of playfulness, loyalty, adventure and betrayal. Mowgli, the human child, grows up in the jungle, raised by wolves under the guidance of Baloo the bear. The tiger, Sherakhan, killed his parents and wants the boy's flesh, but Bagheera, the lone panther, protects him. Mowgli grows up wild and unconcerned, believing he's a wolf; but the tiger works long and hard to poison the wolf pack against him. With rope stolen from the human village, Mowgli meets and destroys Sherakhan; but his use of "manthing" has broken jungle law. Mowgli must choose whether to defy the law or leave the jungle forever. Not your classic Disney version, this adaptation is for mature audiences as it is sure to bring the adventure and dangers of the jungle out from the shadows. The Players will present this production April 25- 26 and May 2-3 at 8:00pm and April 27 and May 4 at 2:00pm at the Royal Theatre (McDade Center for Literary and Performing Arts).
General admission tickets are $10. Tickets for students, seniors, and University of Scranton faculty and staff members are $7 each. For more information about the University of Scranton Players or their Spring season, contact the Players Box office at 570-941-4318, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or through the website www.thescrantonplayers.com.