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Running Time: About 45-50 minutes
Flexible Cast of 36 (2 M, 2 F, 32 M/F)
All characters may be played by males or females
Easily adapted for larger or smaller cast

JUNGLE-PEOPLE - Storytellers (M/F, 5 lines together)
BIRCHI - Camel (M/F, 13 lines)
MAO - Peacock (M/F, 9 lines)
FERAO - Woodpecker (M/F, 9 lines)
MANG - Bat (M/F, 13 lines)
TABAQUI - Jackal (M/F, 13 lines)
MYSA - Buffalo (M/F, 13 lines)

MAN-FATHER - Human (M, 2 lines)

BAGHEERA - Panther (M/F, 49 lines)
BAGHEERA #1: (M/F, 20 lines)
BAGHEERA #2: (M/F, 29 lines, enter page )

SHERE KHAN - Tiger (M/F, 18 lines)
AKELA - Wolf-Father (M, 14 lines)
RAKSHA - Wolf-Mother (F, 11 lines)
GRAY BROTHER - Wolf-Cub (M/F, 11 lines)
SCOUT - Wolf-Cub (M/F, 2 lines)
HUNTER - Wolf-Cub (M/F, 2 lines)
LUNA - Wolf-Cub (M/F, 3 lines)

MOWGLI - Man-Cub (89 lines total)
MOWGLI #1 (M/F, 17 lines)
MOWGLI #2 (M/F, 11 lines, enter page )
MOWGLI #3 (M/F, 32 lines, enter page )
MOWGLI #4 (M/F, 11 lines, enter page )
MOWGLI #5 (M/F, 16 lines, enter page )

IKKI - Porcupine (M/F, 4 lines)

NANGIR - Represents Antelope-People, Bees, Villagers, etc. (M/F, 8 lines)
DARZOW - Represents Snake-People, Villagers, etc. (M/F, 8 lines)

HATHI - Elephant (M/F, 8 lines)
HATHI-CALF - Young Elephant (M/F, 5 lines)
CHIL - Vulture (M/F, 6 lines)
KAA-HEAD - Rock Python (puppet) (M/F, 18 lines)
KAA-TAIL - Rock Python (puppet) (M/F, 8 lines)
BALOO - Bear (M/F, 34 lines)

MONKEY-PEOPLE (M/F, 3 lines together)
JAGO (M/F, 3 lines)
ORIEL (M/F, 2 lines)
CARR (M/F, 1 line)
KIKI (M/F, 1 line)

Queen of the Monkey-People (M/F, 13 lines)

MAN-MOTHER - Human (F, 9 lines)


The Jungle-People Love & Protect the Man-Cub!
Rakshaw, Mowgli's mother Facepainting for Costumes!
Mowgli must return to the Man-Village - a dangerous journey!

Cues, sound effects, background music (traditional-classical)

The CD Soundtrack contains special sound effects and background music (public domain traditional-classical) that may be used to greatly enhance the performance. It does not contain music and songs from the movie or stageplay, nor does it contain music for the performers to sing along with. Cues have 10 seconds of silence at the end - times shown include silence.
[ Click on [sample] to hear a short sample of the indicated cues. ]

 1. JUNGLE SOUNDS  (1:38) [sample]

 2. WOLF HOWLS, BABY CRY  (0:45)

 3. SHERE KHAN LAUGH, BABY CRY  (0:57) [sample]


 5. WOLF HOWLS, MUSIC RISING  (2:21) [sample]


 7. DRUMS, MUSIC  (0:41)

 8. INDIAN SNAKE CHARMER MUSIC  (1:01) [sample]

 9. MONKEY-PEOPLE SOUNDS  (1:01) [sample]

 10. DRUMS, CHAOS, GONG  (1:10)

 11. VULTURE WINGS, CHAOS  (0:49) [sample]

 12. DRUMS, FAST THEN SLOW  (1:01)

 13. FEMALE VOICE SINGING  (0:34) [sample]

 14. FIRE SOUNDS & MUSIC  (0:43)


 16. ELEPHANTS TRUMPETING  (0:20) [sample]


 18. CURTAIN CALL SOUNDS, DRUMS, MUSIC  (2:57) [sample]


Note: Some teachers choose familiar songs, obtain sheet music and insert these songs into the play.  We recognize that each school has a wide variety of educational needs to fulfill and we invite you to be creative in your use of our scripts; including changes or additions that are appropriate for your students. As author/publisher of our own creative works, we do ask that you obtain proper copyright permission for any additions you might make - that responsibility is up to you.

Music & Sound Resources Available on the Internet
( Sheet Music, Song Books, CDs, DVDs, Sing-along, Karaoke, Sound Effects )


Mowgli meets Baloo for the first time.  Baloo's got nothing on his mind
but getting some snacks, especially honey!
(Script pages 27-31)

MOWGLI:  Stay away from me!

BALOO:  Aw, come on.  I don’t smell that bad.

MOWGLI:  I never learned your Master-Word.  Why do I understand you? 

BALOO:  I’m a big fat bear.  What’s to understand?

MOWGLI:  Bagheera taught me all the Master-Words of the Jungle.

BALOO:  Did he now?  Let me tell you a little something about that guy.  He’s an egg-head.

MOWGLI:  What’s an egg-head?

BALOO:  You know, a smarty-snickers.  A know-it-all.  A snooty-toot-rooty-toot!

            (MOWGLI laughs.)

MOWGLI:  You’re funny.

BALOO:  Hey, look who’s talking, mister shorty pants. 

MOWGLI:  I just mean... well, you’re not like the other Jungle-People.

BALOO:  Aw, that’s an uptight crowd, those guys.  They make up laws for everything.  Who needs it?  You know what I like?

MOWGLI:  What?

BALOO:  Relaxin’.   I like to spread out under the sun like this... (Sits by a rock and leans back, hands behind his head.)  And just let it pour down on me like sweet, sweet honey.  (Sits up.)  Ooof!

MOWGLI:  What is it?

BALOO:  I just made myself hungry!  Come here.  Listen to my belly.

(BALOO makes up a belly voice.)

Feed me!  Feed me!  Feed me!

(When MOWGLI comes near to listen to the belly, BALOO tickles him and they both roll around, laughing.  They end sitting up in an easy embrace.)

MOWGLI:  (Laughing.)  Well, what should we feed that belly?  No one is supposed to hunt during the Water Truce.

BALOO:  I don’t hunt! 

(NANGIR climbs ladder with long stick, with a honeycomb at the end.)

MOWGLI:  You don’t?

BALOO:  Nah.  Bum knees.  Bad back.  Got the dallys-offen-itis.  Bear disease. Plus, I don’t like to mention this...

(Motions for MOWGLI to come near.)

Can’t stand the sight of blood.   

NANGIR:  Zzzzzz!  Zzzzz!

BALOO:  Now that’s good eatin’, little bro.  Why don’t you climb up on there and get your old pal Baloo some honey?


BALOO:  (Suddenly screams out and bends over.)  Ow!

MOWGLI:  What?

BALOO:  The dallys-offen-itis!  (Acting like he’s in extreme pain in his back.) You never know when it’s gonna strike.  You know what’s good for it, don’t you? 

(BALOO mugs mournfully and painfully, pointing to honeycomb.  His back hurts again.)


NANGIR:  (Shakes the honeycomb.)  Zzzzz!  Zzzz!

MOWGLI:  Oh, all right.

(MOWGLI steps up on rock to reach for honey.  Just as he’s about to get it, BAGHEERA enters and growls.)

BAGHEERA:  What is this I see?  Rrrrroooowwwwwlllllllllll!

MOWGLI:  Bagheera! 

(NANGIR gasps and runs away, exiting.  MOWGLI falls from his place on the rock.  JUNGLE-PEOPLE may use percussions to emphasize the fall.)

BAGHEERA:  Using a Man-Cub to do your dirty work, Baloo?  This is a new low even for you.

BALOO:  Aw, come on, Baggy.  Give a guy a break.  How’m I suppose to get along with all this Truce business going on?  I just need a little snack.

MOWGLI:  Yeah, he’s got the dilly-dally bear disease! 

BALOO:  Yeah.

BAGHEERA:  Mowgli, this bear has got nothing at all but a bad case of laziness.

MOWGLI:  I don’t care.  He’s funny.  And he’s my friend.

BALOO:  Yeah. 

MOWGLI:  And he doesn’t tell me to go to the Man-Village like you do!

BALOO:  Yeah!  Now wait.  What?  You’re going to the Man-Village?  You can’t             go there!

BAGHEERA:  Baloo, might I have a word with you?

            (BALOO looks a little cautious and confused.)

BALOO:  Sure.  I guess.

(BAGHEERA moves BALOO away from MOWGLI and talks confidentially.)

BAGHEERA:  You are doing this boy no favors, Baloo.  Shere Khan has marked him for the kill! 

BALOO:  What?  Poor kid!

BAGHEERA:  His life is in danger if we do not get him safely to his own People.

MOWGLI:  I know you’re talking about me!

BALOO:  No we’re not.

MOWGLI:  What are you talking about then?

BALOO:  Uh.  Interior decorating.  Uh.  Different kinds of wallpaper.

            (BAGHEERA moves BALOO away.  MOWGLI moves closer.)

BAGHEERA:  So you see, if you care about this boy, you must help me get him to the village.

MOWGLI:  Village!  I heard you say it!  You’re talking about me going to the Man-           Village.

BALOO:  Kid, kid.  This is serious.  If it was anything else...

MOWGLI:  I thought you were my friend, Baloo.  I thought you were different!

BALOO:  Aw, kid, I am different.  Maybe that’s the problem. 

MOWGLI:  I won’t go, I tell you!  I won’t go!

          (MOWGLI runs off, exiting.  BAGHEERA growls.)

BAGHEERA:  Look what you’ve done, Baloo.

BALOO:  Bad Baloo. 

(BALOO is almost crying as BAGHEERA leads him, they exit in the same direction as MOWGLI.)

Bad Baloo.

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