The JunGirl Book
The JunGirl Book is a youth theatre play, ideally suited for performance by young people (8+). This adaptation of Rudyard Kipling's tale puts a female and modern twist on this classic story.
A young Girl is separated from her family in the jungle by a vicious tiger, Shere Khan, and his sidekick jackal, Tabaqui. Girl stumbles into a wolf a den and is quickly adopted by a kind wolf family. Despite the tiger's insistence that she belongs to him, Akela the wolf pack leader, Baloo the Bear, and Bagheera, the Panther, step up to protect her. As Girl grows into a teen, Baloo teachers her the ways of the jungle. She's smart and shows great creativity in her learning, but never completely fits in. Meanwhile, Shere Khan's influence over the wolf pack grows, and he threatens to take power. Girl must confront a pack of monkeys, outsmart Kaa the snake, discover the red flower, and use both her jungle and human skills to escape the jaws of Shere Khan.
Characters: Girl, Baloo (Bear), Bagheera (Black Panther), Shere Khan (Tiger,) Akela (Wolf Leader), Mother Wolf, Father Wolf, Wolf Pups (3), Chil (Kite), Tabaqui (Jackal), Sahi (Porcupine), Kaa (Python, 6), Mang (Bat), Hathi (Elephant), Human Father, Human Mother, Human Brother Chorus: Wolf/Monkey (12)
Actors: Flexible 12-30
DC Ranch, Scottsdale, AZ
Paradise Valley Community College, Paradise Valley, AZ
The Rose Theater, Omaha, NE