THE JUNGLE BOOK
by Tommy Jamerson
Adapted from the story by Rudyard Kipling
The classic story of Mowgli the Man-Cub springs to life in this lively and spirited adaptation of “The Jungle Book.” Raised by wolves and protected by a wise panther and semi-narcoleptic bear, Mowgli’s adventures take him from a crumbling ancient city to a run in with a massive python, to a climactic showdown with the ferocious tiger, Shere Khan. Filled with action, heart, and all your favorite characters from the Rudyard Kipling classic, this retelling puts a fresh spin on the story we all know and love, while weaving a lesson about finding one’s place in this vast and wild world.
- Cast Size: 4M 4W 5-22 ANY GENDER
- Running Time: 90 minutes
- Royalty Rate: $75 per performance
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About the Playwright
TOMMY JAMERSON (PLAYWRIGHT) Tommy has received over two hundred professional productions, and his children’s shows, The Big Bad Bullysaurus, Princess Pigface, Choose Your Own Oz, and Alice the Brave & Other Tales from Wonderland, have been performed all over the world. His one-act comedy, Rags to Bitches, won Best Short Play at the 14th annual Downtown Urban Arts Festival and starred RuPaul’s Drag Race alums Alexis Michelle and Brita Filter. His play love/fantasy was named Best New Play at the Playwright’s Forum Festival. Tommy holds a BS in Theatre with a Concentration in Playwriting from Indiana State University, and an MFA in Playwriting from the University of New Orleans. He is currently the Resident Playwright for the Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts in Hammond, LA. He lives in West Orange, NJ with his husband Mark and their dog Darby.
Vivid and richly descriptive. It’s overall beistully written
This is the perfect show from small to large casts. It can be done with great fanfare or in a completely simplistic way. The story and characters are written in a manner that will engage and enchant audience members of all ages.