Lake Erie College to present “The Jungle Book” this November

Fine Arts,

The Lake Erie College Department of Theatre has announced its selection for the fall play, “The Jungle Book.” Performances are set to take place on campus over the course of two long weekends, Nov. 9-12 and Nov. 16-19.

Adapted from the classic novel by Rudyard Kipling, this coming-of-age production written by Tracey Power tells the story of Mowgli, an abandoned boy who is raised by wolves and must learn his place in the jungle.

Baloo the bear, Bagheera the panther, and Akela the wolf teach him codes and the sacred words of the hunting people, who say, "We be of one blood, you and I." Mowgli must find the courage to stand up to the fierce Shere Khan, a tiger who believes no human can live within the animal community.

Director Dr. Jerry Jaffe, associate professor of theatre, has clarified that although it is appropriate for families, this adaptation is not a musical. He has indicated that there will be opportunities for audience participation, however.

To accommodate younger audiences, most shows will be matinee. On Thursday, Friday, and Sunday, performances will begin at 2 p.m. Saturday performances will begin at 7:30 p.m.

For further information, contact Dr. Jaffe at jjaffe@lec.edu.

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