Apr 07, 2017
Apr 09, 2017
R. Rex Stephenson, adapted from Rudyard Kipling
NHTP Youth Repertory Company
The Jungle Book
A new adaptation by R. Rex Stephenson
April 7-9, 2017
Friday & Saturday @ 7 pm, Saturday & Sunday @ 2 pm
$10 General Admission, or $30 for a Family of Four
New Hampshire Theatre Project's Junior Repertory Company will present The Jungle Book, Rudyard Kipling's beloved tale of Mowgli, a young boy taken in by wolves in the jungle of India, and befriended by memorable characters Kaa the Rock Python, Baloo the Bear, and Bagheera the Panther. Many generations of readers who have ranked Kipling’s books among their favorite stories will appreciate playwright R. Rex Stephenson’s adaptation with its fidelity to the original text.
Each actor in the NHTP Youth Repertory Company will be playing multiple characters, mostly animals of the jungle. "This is very challenging physical work," says director Meghann Beauchamp. “We started laying foundation last fall with various techniques to approach a character physically. The students have done a lot of research and work on their own as well and we all look forward to bringing the jungle alive on the NHTP stage!"
Along with director Meghann Beauchamp, The Jungle Book production team includes Costume Designer Lindsey Nelson, and Senior Repertory Company interns Anthony Megliola, Colleen Spear, and Van Wile assisting with stage management, set and lights. Junior Repertory Company cast members include Elise Gillis of Newmarket; Colette and Luca Haines of Durham; Sarah Hoskin and Briar MacDonald of Rye; Adelaide Kinnaly of Hampton Falls; Mischa Landgarten of Kittery; Amelie Logue of Portsmouth, Gracie Mesmer and Hana Sclar of Dover; Avery Mitchell of Exeter, and Avery Seuter of Wells.