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‘The Jungle Book’ comes to the Carnegie
The Jungle Book

Lightbox Theatre Company is bringing the story “The Jungle Book” to the stage starting March 15.

This new adaptation of the beloved Rudyard Kipling story finds Mowgli lost in the Indian jungle, where he is adopted by Baloo the Bear, Bagheera the panther, and all the beasts who call the mysterious wilderness home. Mowgli is rambunctious, curious, scrappy and silly and it doesn’t take long for him to find some trouble. He comes face-to-face with sneaky monkeys, noisy vultures and his mortal enemy: the tiger, Shere Khan. Growing up in the dangerous Indian jungle, Mowgli must discover what family and friendship really mean.

The Lightbox Theatre Company is using a script written by Greg Banks and the show is directed by Stefani Tsai.

The show stars Shelby Baker as Father Wolf/Baloo; Ileana Ramirez as Bagheera; Theresa Ramirez as Mowgli; Eliana Roberts as Shere Kahn, and Elyse Swanson as Mother Wolf/Kaa.

Shows will be performed at the Loft Theater at the Carnegie Arts center in Turlock. Performances are set for 7 p.m. March 15, 16, 22, and 23 and 2 p.m. March 16, 17, 23, and 24.

Tickets are $12 general admission; $10 for Carnegie Arts Center members; and $8 for students with a valid school ID. Tickets are available prior to the show.

To celebrate the opening night of LightBox Theatre Company’s “Jungle Book,” the Carnegie Arts Center host a Family Friday event, where they will make jungle animal masks. The event will be from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. March 15 at the Carnegie Arts Center. The event is free.