'The Jungle Book' will be onstage Aug. 5 to 7 at WWU

Western Washington University’s Department of Theatre and Dance and the Summer Youth Theatre Institute will present “The Jungle Book,” directed by Deb Currier, on August 5-7 in the Performing Arts Center Mainstage Theater.

Adapted directly from the British Nobel laureate Rudyard Kipling’s beloved collection of stories “The Jungle Book” written in 1894, this truly collaborative production combines traditional Indian dance, music and story telling with fantasy costumes, integrated puppetry, special effects and beautiful scenery.

Starring cast members from ages 5-30, this is truly a unique performance collaboration with Bellingham youth, WWU students and Bellingham community members.

“The Jungle Book” will show at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Aug. 5 and 6, and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, August 7. All performances will be held in Western’s PAC Mainstage Theater.

Tickets are available through the WWU Box Office and cost $10 for general admission and $8 for students.

WWU Box Office hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and one hour prior to the performance. For individual tickets or disability accommodations, contact the WWU Box Office at (360) 650-6146 or visit http://www.tickets.wwu.edu.

For more information, please call the WWU Theatre and Dance Department at (360) 650-3876 or visit http://www.wwu.edu/theatre.