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The Friends of the Arts production of ‘The Jungle Book’

(Press Release) — The Friends of the Art’s production of “The Jungle Book” starts this Friday, October 18!

This exciting and heart-warming play, adapted by Monica Flory from the stories of Rudyard Kipling, will be performed Friday and Saturday of this week (October 18 and 19) and Friday and Saturday of next week (October 25 and 26). This family-oriented play, suitable for adults and youth of all ages, is co-directed by Susan Fishman-Tudor and Harold Easton and produced by Katie Hoyt for this Friends of the Arts production.

Taken from Rudyard Kipling’s 1894 classic stories about Mowgli from the book to Walt Disney to over 260 theater productions around the world, and now to Saipan, “The Jungle Book” tells the tale of Mowgli, the Indian boy raised by caring wolves, befriended by Baghera, the panther, and Baloo, the bear, and hunted by Shere Khan, the tiger. In this adaptation of the classic story, young Mowgli grows up believing he’s a wolf, the same as the other members of his pack. Then he learns he is actually a human and must reconcile these very different identities, and decide whether to remain with the pack, or return to the human world from which he was born. And all the while, he’s being threatened by Shere Khan, the most feared animal in the jungle.

The play will be presented in the Regency Ballroom at the Hyatt Saipan. All four show dates will start at 7 p.m. Tickets prices for all four shows start at $5 for Students, $5 for FOA members, and $10 for adults. You may purchase tickets from members of the play’s cast and at the door or reserve seats/tickets through Frank Gibson at flgibson@yahoo.com

All members of the community are invited to attend, bring their family and friends, and enjoy the show. The Friends of the Arts would like to offer special thanks to the Hyatt Saipan and to its sponsors for their support.

The Friends of the Arts is your local community theater organization that promotes performing arts through hosting several plays each year. For more information or to make ticket reservations contact Frank Gibson through email at flgibson@yahoo.com.