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LWC Theatre Program to present 'The Jungle Book' 18 Nov 2015

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By James McIntosh, LWC News Writer
News from Lindsey Wilson College

COLUMBIA, KY - The classic children's story The Jungle Book will be performed Nov. 18 by the Lindsey Wilson College Theatre Program. The children's play, which is free and open to the public, will be given at 7pmCT on Wednesday, November 18, 2015 at V.P. Henry Auditorium, 210 Lindsey Wilson Street, Columbia, KY.

The LWC production - which is also being performed during the day to area schoolchildren - is adapted from the collection of short stories by Rudyard Kipling.

The Jungle Book tells the adventures of a boy, Mowgli, who is raised by wolves in the jungle. As he grows up, he tries to discover his own identity.

LWC Assistant Professor of Theatre Robert Brock, who is the play's director, said people will be able to relate to it in that way, and they will also have a lot of fun with the produciton.

"They'll love the monkeys, they'll love the bear, they'll love all these things," Brock said.

Although the animal characters are enjoyable to watch, Brock said they also address issues about life.

"It's not just fluffy, fun animals," Brock said. "These are jungle animals, and they talk about how they have to kill to live. The laws of the jungle are in this story."

Brock said that children often make great audiences.

"They believe what they're seeing, and it's charged," Brock said. "They are just into it. They love it."

This is the second time the LWC Theatre Program will present The Jungle Book. It was first presented in 2012, and it was a huge success. CAST:

Alexus Chinn of Cincinnati (Kite); Anna Peterson of Columbia (Wolf Cub, Kaa); Bethany Harting of Leitchfield, KY (Akela the World, Body of Kaa); Breanna Curtiss of Columbia (Mother Wolf, Messua the Village Woman, Body of Kaa); Callie Botkin of Campbellsville, KY (Funky the Monkey, Wolf 2); Carly Strein of Lexington, KY (Cheeky the Monkey); Dakota Hope of Louisville, Ky. (Kite); Freer Mace of Florence, KY. (Tabaqui the Jackel); Landon Harting of Leitchfield, KY, (Father Wolf); Levi Dettling of Tompkinsville, KY, (Baloo the Bear); Samantha Ellis of Tompkinsville, KY, (Mowgli); Susan Herrington of Dearborn, MI, (Trout the Monkey); Tyler Harting of Leitchfield, KY, (Shere Khan the Tiger); Ulis Lingar of Fourmile, KY, (Bagheera the Panther); Natiaha Sigurbjartsson of Columbia, (Stage Manager). The Lindsey Wilson College Theatre Program will present The Jungle Book at 7pmCT Wednesday, November 18, 2015, at V.P. Henry Auditorium, 210 Lindsey Wilson St. For more information, contact Robert Brock at

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Tyler Harting and Samantha Ellis as Shere Khan and Mowgli

2015-11-16 - V.P. Henry Auditorium, 210 Lindsey Wilson ST, Columbia, KY - Photo by James McIntosh, LWC photo.
Lindsey Wilson College students Tyler Harting of Leitchfield, KY. (Shere Khan the Tiger), and Samantha Ellis and of Tompkinsville, KY (Mowgli), rehearse a scene from The Jungle Book, which will be presented 7pmCT Wednesday, November 18, 2015, in V.P. Henry Auditorium, 210 Lindsey Wilson Street, Columbia, KY. The performance is free and open to the public. - James McIntosh, LWC News Writer

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