Gemini Theater Company

Gemini Theater Company
Through March 5
1 p.m. & 3:30 p.m. 

Rudyard Kipling’s literary masterpiece, The Jungle Book—which the English author penned in 1894 while living in Vermont—has become one of the most beloved children’s books in the English language, is used as a motivational book by the Cub Scouts, has inspired not one but two Disney films, and more.

Fans of fables, animals and musicals alike won’t want to miss Gemini Theater Company’s imaginative reinvention of Kipling’s timeless classic.

Continuing Gemini’s 20th anniversary season, The Jungle Book runs through March 5th at the company’s new McKees Rocks-based facilities at the Ryan Arts & Cultural Center.

The youngest of theater lovers will enjoy Gemini’s abstract retelling of the original story, which uses anthropomorphism to bring important moral lessons to life.

Perfect for children ages 2 and up, the interactive show features stylized costumes, music, percussion and movement.

Kids will meet main character Mowgli, a young Indian boy who strays from his village and is taken in by a pack of wild wolves. Find out what ensues when Mowgli befriends the jungle animals, and experiences helpful adventures with Shere Khan the tiger, Baloo the bear, and many others.

Directed by Gemini’s Executive Director Jill Jeffrey, the show stars Paris Wohlgemuth as Mowgli and Ryan Westwood as the wolf pack leafer, Akela. The original, interactive performance features music and lyrics by Lani Cerveris Cataldi.

Performances run on Saturdays and Sundays at 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. at the Ryan Arts & Cultural Center in McKees Rocks.

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Jennifer Baron

Jennifer has worked at the Mattress Factory, Brooklyn Museum of Art and Dahesh Museum of Art and is co-author of Pittsburgh Signs Project: 250 Signs of Western Pennsylvania. She also is co-coordinator...