THE JUNGLE BOOK
One of literature’s most enduring classics is brought to life in this exciting adventure of Mowgli, the boy raised by caring wolves, befriended by Bagheera, the Panther, and Baloo, the Bear. Under constant threat from Shere Khan, the evil tiger, Mowgli finds himself tested in this coming-of-age story filled with thieving monkeys, a hypnotic snake, commanding elephants, and a quest to defend one’s family and the discovery of one’s true self.
Interspersed with the Mowgli tale is the equally intriguing story of a young Rudyard Kipling, as we see him try to survive his own “jungle” at boarding school, including people—both good and otherwise—who parallel many of the animal characters he created. Filled with action and fun, The Jungle Book highlights the struggle of good versus evil, the worth of friendship, and the importance of loyalty all required for surviving the “law of the jungle.”
Wolf Cub 1/Monkey
Wolf Cub 2/Monkey
Director: Rebecca J. Caufield
Rebecca J Caufield holds a BA in Communication Arts: Theater from Eastern Nazarene College where she earned the Betty Blanchard Rice Award for Excellence in the Creative and Performing Arts and served as Assistant to the Technical Theater Director. There she had her directorial debut with August Strindberg’s Easter. Rebecca’s favorite directing credits include a psychedelic version of Anne Coulter Martens’ Alice in Wonderland, the multimedia piece And Then They Came for Me: Remembering the World of Anne Frank by James Still and earned her stage fight cred with Noel Coward’s Private Lives. Her first stage appearance with Aurora Players was in Bright Star (2019) and now serves on the board of directors as a member-at-large.