The Jungle Book
the creeper that girdles the tree trunk,
the Law runneth forward and back;
For the strength of the Pack is the Wolf,
and the strength of the Wolf is the Pack."
So begins ArtReach's new magical adventure playscript for young performers! This is the story kids are clamoring for! The inspiration for movies and animation films is a new play that is perfect for your large cast of kids! The Jungle Book is true to the Kipling classic -- fun, fast-paced with ArtReach's easy dialogue for kids to memorize.
Innovative Script! Audience Participation!
Geneva Christian College, Tasmania - Mowgli, Monkey People
Deep in the heart of the Indian Jungle, Bagheera discovers a Man-Cub. Only the wolves Akela and Raksha may save his life and raise him as their own. But Shere Khan, the Great Tiger, has targeted the boy.
Jungle-People Love & Protect the Man-Cub!
Mowgli must return to the Man-Village - a dangerous journey!
Bagheera teaches the boy all he knows about the Jungle. Baloo the lovable bear befriends Mowgli and saves him from the fearsome grasp of Kaa, the Python, and the wild Monkey-People. But who can save him from Shere Kahn?
"I LOVE your version of The Jungle Book. I have looked at 5 different versions and yours is the best! I love the fact that there is the focus on Community and that there is such flexibility as far as roles. We have done the Disney Jungle Book but that doesn't have the heart that yours has."
Diana Guhin Wooley, LAMB Arts Ltd, Sioux City, IA
Battles the Mighty Shere Khan!
Youngstown OH Production - Audience becomes the Man-Village
helping Mowgli save the Jungle.
Teachers, this exciting and creative new play brings your kids and audience right into the Jungle! At Peace Rock all the Jungle-People gather, including your audience who become herds of Antelopes, Snakes and Elephants.
Audience Helps Mowgli get the Red Flower!
Mount Hood Community Theatre - Gresham OR
"We had a wonderful, wonderful run with The Jungle Book! A virtual sell out with everyone saying how fantastic it was! The cast had a ball & I am one very, very happy director."
Sheena Liveridge, Horncastle Theatre (UK)
ArtReach's The Jungle Book includes all the characters you and your children know and love: Silly and lovable Baloo, funny Ikki the Porcupine, Mowgli's Cub-Brothers, Hathi the Elephant, flying Monkey-People and many more. The Jungle-People are the Storytellers, keeping this adventure fast-paced and fun!
Youngstown Playhouse, OH, ArtReach's 'The Jungle Book'!
Just for Kids: Speeches and vocabulary are appropriate for child performers ages 6 - 14.
A Flexible Cast of 36 Students: Easily adapted for a smaller or larger cast. Add as many roles as you like!
Great Parts for Boys and Girls: Almost all parts may be played by boys or girls.
Every Child Has a Special Moment: Every single character has a name and lines. No one is left out and everybody has fun! The large parts of Mowgli and Bagheera are divided so that more kids can enjoy playing their favorite role.
About 45-55 minutes long: Long enough to be a substantial project and short enough to accommodate your teaching schedule.
Easy Costumes and Scenery: Easy costumes and minimal set. This play can easily be done on a very slim budget.
CD Soundtrack: The School Play Package includes a CD of background music and sound effects: Exciting drums and Jungle sounds!
Jungle Book script is imaginative and fresh for today's kids!