Adventure awaits in a jungle where danger lurks in every tree and only
the brave dare enter!
This article first appeared in Texas Lifestyle Magazine on November 4, 2019.
Adapted by Edward Mast, “Jungalbook” is a story of humans and animals learning to live in harmony, both with each other and the jungles of India which surround them. “Jungalbook” ignites imaginations, both young and old, bringing to life the classic tale and mixing many endearing characters with some not-so-lovable creatures.
Raised by wolves, in ZACH’s presentation, Mowgli is a young girl who must find the courage to face many challenges in the jungle and choose an uncertain fate.
“Having a female actress play Mowgli gives the character a new perspective as both a powerful fearless female protagonist as well as somebody who has empathy for nature,” says Associate Artistic Director Nat Miller.
“Jungalbook” is an energetic and childlike play filled with upbeat musicality. The beloved Baloo the bear guides audiences through this timeless story where loyalty is tested, lines are drawn and alliances are formed.
Cover: “Jungalbook” cast, photo Kirk Tuck
Lisa Davis lives in Austin and is the Editorial Assistant for Texas Lifestyle Magazine and an honors graduate of Concordia University Texas with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication and Public Relations.