Skylar Tiahrt, Wakonda, has the role of Hoke the monkey in Jungle Book Tales, on stage at Northwestern College, Orange City, IA, Oct. 1 through Nov. 12.
The stories from Rudyard Kipling's classic children's book will be presented to audiences of school children every Tuesday and Thursday. Performances open to the public are Friday, Oct. 2, at 7 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 3, at 4 p.m. in the Allen Theatre of the DeWitt Theatre Arts Center.
Adapted and directed by Northwestern theatre profession Jeff Taylor, Jungle Book Tales tells the story of Mowgli, a boy who is being raised by wolves in the jungles of India. Guiding him as he learns about friends, enemies and pack loyalty are Baloo the bear and Bagheera the panther.
The one-hour production includes vine-swinging Bandar-logs (monkeys) and puppetry for the characters of Chil, the hawk, and Kaa, the snake.
Northwestern College's award-winning theatre program offers majors in theatre, speech and Christian theatre ministries. A Christian liberal arts college of 1,200 students, Northwestern is rated a top five Midwestern college by U.S. News & World Report magazine.