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The Jungle Book (Power) - Full Length Play, Comedy

The Jungle Book (Power)

Tracey Power, Rudyard Kipling

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Full Length Play, Comedy

3m, 2f

ISBN: 9780874407358

Tracey Power's lively, youthful, and ultimately powerful adaptation of the Rudyard Kipling classic!

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Minimum Fee: $75 per performance


Full Length Play


Adaptations (Literature), Theatre for Young Audiences


Bare Stage/Simple Set


Appropriate for all audiences


College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Tours

Tracey Power's lively, youthful, and ultimately powerful adaptation of the Rudyard Kipling classic! The Jungle Book is the story of a boy abandoned to the jungle, Mowgli, who must learn to find his place within the longstanding community of animals. Taught by Baloo the bear, Bagheera the black panther, and Akela the old wolf, Mowgli is enlightened with the sacred master words of the hunting people: "We be of one blood, you and I." However, Shere Khan the tiger does not believe that Mowgli is part of the jungle only because he is a human. Mowgli must learn to abide by the ways of jungle law and stand up to the fierce Khan.


"There's something that just screams" - and also howls, caws, roars, shrieks, hisses - theatre about the coming-of-age situation in which young Mowgli, the 'man-cub' of Rudyard Kipling's celebrated Jungle Book stories, finds himself...[The Jungle Book] introduces a whole bunch of contemporary resonances - including ecological themes, the notion of belonging, [and] the folly of judging worth by appearance. - Edmonton Journal

"Power has synthesized the stories into a clear and decisive one-act play." - The Gazette, Montreal

"The strength of the collective imagination is most definitely on display in Tracey Power's theatrical edition of The Jungle Book...the message of the importance of friends and family emerges effortlessly in this lush, colourful introduction to the ways of the jungle." -SEE Edmonton

The Jungle Book premiered in Montreal, Canada with Georgdie Productions in April of 2008 under the direction of Dean Patrick Fleming.


3m, 2f


Expandable casting


Minimal cast of 5 to play mutliple roles

ACTOR 1 - Baloo, Monkey King, Human, Shere Khan
ACTOR 2 - Bagheera, Father Wolf, Monkey 3, Shere Khan
ACTOR 3 - Mowgli, Young Mowgli Puppeteer
ACTRESS 1 - Raksha, Akela, Kaa, Monkey 2
ACTRESS 2 - Tabaqui, Monkey 1
Tracey Power

Tracey Power

Tracey was born and raised in the beautiful Comox Valley on Vancouver Island and works as an actor, playwright and director/choreographer. A member of The Playwrights Guild of Canada her writing credits include: the recent premiere of MISS SHAKESPEARE - A musical about the wild life of Judith Shakespeare, J. CAESAR - an all female adaptation of Shakespeare's play, GARAGE ALEC a bilingual ... view full profile

Rudyard Kipling

Rudyard Kipling

Rudyard Kipling was born on December 30, 1865, in Bombay, India. He was educated in England but returned to India in 1882. In 1892, Kipling married Caroline Balestier and settled in Brattleboro, Vermont, where he wrote his most famous works, "Gunga Din" (1892) and The Jungle Book (1894). Kipling received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1907. He died on January 18, 1936. view full profile

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