BRATTLEBORO >> The New England Youth Theatre is set to present the "The Jungle Book," Friday, Feb. 12 through Sunday, Feb. 21. Directed by Peter Gould, assisted by Shoshi Bass, Chris Yerlig, and Bill Forchion, it is based on the book by Rudyard Kipling. "The Jungle Book" is a physical, dance-filled telling of Kipling's famous childhood story which he wrote here in Brattleboro. Meet Mowgli the Nature Boy, Baloo the Bear, Mother and Father Wolf, and the fearsome Shere Khan, the tiger who prowls the Man-Village by night!
Choreographer Shoshi Bass taught the young actors portray their animal characters through movement training, allowing them to embody their animal and have fun. The essence of India prevails throughout with color and one particular scene takes on the spectacular entertainment with a real Bollywood feel.
Performances are Friday, Feb. 12 and 19 at 7 p.m.; Saturday, Feb. 13 and 20 at 2 and 7 p.m.; and Sunday, Feb. 14 and 21 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $11 for adults, $7 for students and $10 for seniors., available at neyt.org or at NEYT, 100 Flat St., Brattleboro Box Office on Wednesdays between 12 and 5 p.m. and one hour before every performance to purchase tickets with cash, check, or credit card.