The Jungle Book
Poetic storytelling theatre with live music and puppetry
A small boy lies in the middle of the jungle. Separated from his parents, the tiger Shere Khan sees him as his next dinner. But the wolves of the jungle save the boy from the dangerous tiger. Enthralled by the cute human child, they decide to raise him as one of their own. They call him Mowgli – “little frog” – because he is totally naked and doesn’t have any fur. Mowgli discovers the jungle together with his pack of wolves, the cushy bear Baloo, and the elegant panther Bagheera. But Shere Khan doesn’t give up: He tries once again to get Mowgli in his claws and attacks his wolf family. Mowgli has to make decision: Is he really a wolf or actually a human?
The exciting world of the jungle is brought to life with puppets, masks, and live music. The piece tells stories of family, life between two cultures, and the search for one’s own place in the world.
Freely adapted from Rudyard Kipling, a theatre piece for the whole family and children 5+.
Director: Ursula Molitschnig
Actors: Michael Hofkirchner, Ursula Litschauer
Live music: Fiona Thausing-Wang
Puppets and masks: Michael Hofkirchner, Margit Szombath
Stage and props: Christina Weber
Costumes: Barbara Häusl
Light design: Christina Weber
Production management: Michaela Zottler
Photos: Rudolf Thausing