WAYNE – Reserved performances for schools and other groups featuring The Jungle Book is scheduled for Wednesday, March 21 – Friday, March 23. But, there will be two general admission shows also taking place this weekend.
The Jungle Book stage production, which lasts roughly 75 minutes, will be held in Ramsey Theatre in the Peterson Fine Arts Building on the campus of Wayne State College throughout the week.
General performances will be held on Saturday and Sunday, March 24-25 at 1 p.m. Admissions is $2 for children and $5 for adults. WSC students, faculty and staff are admitted free with campus ID.
According to a release from Wayne State College, The Jungle Book is an energetic and inspiring story. Amidst the raucous fun emerges a message about the significance of individuality and acceptance of diversity. Audiences will recognize beloved characters from the classic book by Rudyard Kipling, like Baloo the bear, Bagheera the black panther, Kaa the snake and Tabaqui the jackal.
Those who are attending the reserved showings will be at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. March 21 – 23.
The play is directed by Dr. Jeanne Tiehen, Assistant Professor of Communication Arts – Director of Theatre.
The cast and crew includes Wayne State College students: Claire Barnes, Dulce Torres and Meg Osnes of Wayne; Benjamin Bjorklund of Wakefield; Skyler Stefanski of Lincoln; Caleb Cohen of Missouri Valley, Iowa; Dakota Schroll of Wood River; Joseph Catlett of Broken Bow; Kyrstin Hughes of Pleasanton; Michaela Timmerman of Wausa; Hannah Rosentrater of Paxton; Emily Hrbek of West Point; Abigail Ramold of Norfolk; Amanda Stuhr of Bellwood; Julia Baxter of Plattsmouth; Austin Burkhardt of Winnetoon; Caleb Green of Osceola and Tabitha Belmont of Newport.
The Jungle Book is adapted by Monica Flory and produced by special arrangement with Playscripts, Inc. (www.playscripts.com). For more information, contact Dr. Tiehen at 402-375-7422.