WEST BRATTLEBORO -- New England Youth Theatre’s Theatre Adventure program presents "Deeper into the Jungle" on Thursday and Friday at 10:30 a.m., at the West Village Meetinghouse, 29 South St.
The Theatre Adventure program is celebrating 10 years of inclusive theater. Theatre Adventure actors with and without disabilities create brave and vibrant theater.
In response to the students’ desire to "go deeper" with last year’s production of "The Jungle Book," the Theater Adventure Program has developed an original tale about grown-up Mowgli’s child on a rite-of-passage journey.
"Deeper Into the Jungle" will transport audiences to the jungles of India with Indian music, costumes, creative movement and projections.
The next generation of "Jungle Book" characters face issues of power, mystery and belonging in this original sequel to a beloved tale. Mowgli has grown and married and has a child. Mowgli’s human family remains a vital and accepted member of the jungle animal family. Since the demise of Shere Khan many years ago, life in the jungle has been happening at a gentle pace. However, the humans’ peaceful co-existence in the jungle is being threatened by the growing presence of distrustful tigers. What will happen when the wisdom of the Jungle Keeper, the power of Kaa the snake and the lessons of many other jungle animals come together to challenge Mowgli’s child during a rite of passage journey through the jungle?
The performances will be ASL-interpreted, and the venue is wheelchair-accessible. Tickets are $10 and are available at www.neyt.org, or at the door.
The production is sponsored by C&S Wholesale Grocers and Green River.