Savannah Performing Arts Company were hoping to welcome one and all to the jungle in late April, when they performed the classic, “The Jungle Book.”
Sadly, a last-minute scheduling conflict forced them to reschedule. The good news is, the SPAC performance of The Jungle Book is tonight through this weekend.
Performances are Thursday, Friday and Saturday, July 12-14 at 7 p.m., with a matinee on Sunday, July 15 at 2 p.m. at the Historic Savannah Theater on Court Square.
Tickets will be available at the theater box office one hour prior to each show time.
SPAC’s production of The Jungle Book has a cast of 22, and is produced by Brent Melson and Sherri Staggs, directed by Jessica Harvey.
Adapted by Joseph Robinette from the book of the same name by Rudyark Kipling, The Jungle Book, 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, who is sent from his home in Bombay to a British boarding school where he encounters his own “jungle,” including 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.”
While the very young audience members will delight in the portrayal of the animals and the fast paced action, older children and adults will be fascinated by the character relations and the story itself, as well as the unique introduction to the author.
For more information on this or future SPAC plays, or SPAC itself, visit www.spactheatre.org/