THE JUNGLE BOOK

Spotlight Jr. Players, Biltmore Studio

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 audiences will delight in the portrayal of the animals and the fast paced action, older children will be fascinated by the character relations and the story itself, as well as the unique introduction to the author.

Director: Anton Koyton
Assistant Director: Jenifer Andrews-Simpson
Student Director: Allie Larson
Producer: Kayla Thompson

Rehearsals: Mon, Tue and Thur from 7-10 PM
Performance Dates: March 7-10, 2019

Spotlight Players would like to extend a warm welcome to our very talented cast of THE JUNGLE BOOK!
Congratulations to Cast and Crew!

Human World
Rudyard Kipling (a school child)…………Zachary Farnsworth
Fielding (a school child)………… Payton Kitchen
Hanley (a school child)………… Veronica Myers
Price (the headmistress)………… Mary Clare Kosmalski
Willies (a chaplin)………… Carmela Kosmalski
Crofts (a teacher)………… Isabella Rodriguez

Jungle Book World
Mowgli (a man cub)
………… Zachary Farnsworth
Sher Khan (a tiger)………… Payton Kitchen
Tabaqui (a jackal)………… Veronica Myers
Akela (leader of the wolves)………… Mary Clare Kosmalski
Bagheera (a panther)……….. Carmela Kosmalski
Baloo (a bear)…………Isabella Rodriguez
Mother Wolf…………Renee Eggen
Wolf Cubs………… Gemma Myers and Juliana Kosmalski
Kaa (a snake)………… Joey Kosmalski
Hathi (an elephant)………… Leena Bullock
Rann (a bird) ………… Layla Furna
Monkey Queen…………Leena Bullock
Old Woman (Massura)………… Renee Eggen
Young Woman (Dari)………… Layla Furnas
Wolves…………Joey Kosmalski and Layla Furnas
Baby Wolf………… Vincent Kosmalski
Baby Monkey………… Vincent Kosmalski