photo of Costume rendering for Monkeys

Adventure Theatre MTC Presents The Jungle Book (Photos)

The Jungle Book runs April 4 through May 25 at Adventure Theatre in Glen Echo Park. The production is based on the adventures collected by Rudyard Kipling and brought to life on stage by Shirley Serotsky, Associate Artistic Director of Theatre J. This show is recommended for ages four and older. Tickets are $19 each, with group and field trip rates available, and may be purchased by phone at 301.634.2270 or online at Adventure Theatre website.

photo of actors in Adventure Theatre's production of The Jungle Book

Adventure Theatre’s The Jungle Book
Photo | Bruce Douglas

Orphaned in the jungle as an infant and adopted by a wolf pack, young Mowgli the man-cub is taught the Laws of the Jungle by Baloo, the bear, and Bagheera, the panther. As Mowgli discovers himself and his place as a human, the jungle’s greatest menace, the Bengal Tiger Shere Khan, prepares to finish the kill he abandoned years ago.

With a multi-ethnic cast and crew creating a vibrant India-inspired jungle, this production showcases the best of D.C. area talent. All performances will take place at Adventure Theatre MTC, 7300 MacArthur Blvd, Glen Echo in the historic Glen Echo Park.

Michael J. Bobbitt, Producing Artistic Director at Adventure Theatre MTC says of the show, “After this cold and icy Washington, DC winter, we all could use a vibrant jungle to bring us to life again this Spring. We’re excited to welcome Shirley Serotsky into our ATMTC family of directors, and look forward to her leading this incredibly talented cast in a play that will be visually breathtaking.”

Costume Renderings courtesy Adventure Theatre MTC:

  • photo of Costume rendering for Akela
  • photo of Costume rendering for Bagheera

Performances of note:
Pajama Party – April 4 at 7 p.m.
American Sign Language Performance – April 19 at 2 p.m.
Sensory/Autism Friendly Performance – May 17 at 2 p.m.

April 4 – May 25
Based on the story by Rudyard Kipling
by Tracey Power
Directed by Shirley Serotsky
Recommended for Ages 4+

Mowgli – Rafael Medina Baloo/Monkey
King – JJ Johnson Shere
Khan – Andrew Ferlo Bagheera/Father
Wolf/Monkey – Shavran Amin
Raksha/Akela/Monkey – Nadia Mahdi
Kaa/Monkey – Noopur Singha
Tagaqui/Monkey – Shanta Parasuraman Tagaqui/Monkeys/Kaa
US – Nadia Mohebban

Production Crew
Director – Shirley Sertosky Asst.
Director – Medha Marsten
Choreographer/Movement – Chitra Kalyandurg
Movement – Mark Jaster (Set)
Designer – Robbie Hayes (Costume)
Designer – Pei Lee (Props)
Designer – Dre Moore (Lighting)
Designer – Brian Allard (Sound)
Designer – Chris Baine (Stage)
Manager – Donna Stout (Asst. Stage)
Manager – Julia Singer (Master)
Electrician – John Rose-Caron


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