The gym teacher—a big bear of a man—surveys his fourth and fifth graders at recess, inert and buried in smart phones and laptops on their battered schoolyard. He challenges them to enter a jungle of imagination, to take on the roles of animals and the young human foundling raised by wolves, who faces life and death decisions, and the future.
So begins the HSU production of Edward Mast’s prize-winning play Jungalbook, a family drama with comedy and magic based on tales from Rudyard Kipling’s famous The Jungle Book.
Jungalbook is performed by HSU students in the Van Duzer Theatre on Friday and Saturday, February 26 and 27 at 7:30 p.m., and Thursday through Saturday evenings, March 3-5, with a 2 p.m. matinee on Sunday March 6. Tickets are $10 general/$8 students and seniors, with a limited number of free tickets for HSU students at each performance, from the HSU Ticket Office (826-3928) or at the door. Produced by HSU Department of Theatre, Film & Dance.
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