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McAllen, TX (September 15, 2016) – South Texas College Theatre will hold auditions for its November 2016 production of Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book, adapted by Greg Banks, on Sept. 20 – 21, from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at the South Texas College Cooper Center for Communication Arts, located at 3201 W. Pecan Blvd. in McAllen. All STC and Rio Grande Valley community members, ages 18 and over, are welcome to audition.
In this new adaptation of the beloved Rudyard Kipling story, a child is lost in the jungle is adopted by Baloo the Bear, Bagheera the panther, and all the beasts who call the mysterious wilderness home. In this fast-paced retelling, the rambunctious and curious Mowgli comes face-to-face with sneaky monkeys, noisy vultures, and the tiger Shere Khan; his mortal enemy.
“The Jungle Book has always been one of my favorite childhood stories,” says Jungle Book Director Joel Jason Rodriguez. “I think of the reasons I still enjoy this story so much has to do with the message is has about the family we have and create. There is a familial bond which unites Mowgli, Baloo, Bagheera, and the wolves in way that is authentic and loving. I also appreciate its theme about children maturing into young adults and how they adapt and react to their ever changing world.”
A cold reading from the script will be made available at the audition. The director is looking for three men and two women for the play. The Jungle Book is scheduled to take the STC Cooper Center for Communication Arts Main Stage on Nov. 17 – 20.