Jungle Book Kicks Off Live at Heritage Center Family Series

Oct 15, 2019

DUBUQUE, Iowa – University of Dubuque Heritage Center kicks off its 2019-2020 Live at Heritage Center Family Series with Jungle Book, performed by Kidoons and WYRD Productions of Canada, at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17, in John and Alice Butler Hall.

WHAT:            Jungle Book, Live at Heritage Center Family Series

WHEN:            2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17

WHERE:          John and Alice Butler Hall, Heritage Center, University of Dubuque

TICKETS:        UD Students: $5; UD Faculty/Staff: $11; Alumni, Parents of Current UD Students, Military, and Veterans: $13; General Public: $15; Children and Non-UD Students: $9; Children 3 and Under: $4 lap seat available with purchase of an adult ticket

From the creators of Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea comes a new theatrical adaptation of the classic works of Rudyard Kipling reimagined through modern eyes. Jungle Book will transport audience members from the urban jungle to relive Mowgli’s childhood in the jungles of India through immersive sound, eye-popping video, shadow-play, and original music. The family-friendly performance will feature familiar characters, from Baloo the bear to Bagheera the panther, in ways never seen before.

Jungle Book tells the tale of Mowgli, a 25-year-old architect living in New York City who is transported back to his childhood in the jungles of India when he receives a “Happy Birthday, Wolf Boy” text from his sister Maya. He finds an old journal (known as his “jungle book”) and relives the stories of his youth: becoming lost in the jungle as a toddler, being adopted by wolves, learning the laws of the jungle from a bear and panther, and more. In the end, Mowgli learns to “let in the jungle” and connect the human world with the natural world to keep things in balance. But he still has a choice to make: Is he a wolf or a boy?

The performance is approximately 65 minutes in length. There will be an opportunity to meet performers in the lobby following show.

Discounted Family Series season ticket packages are available. The best value is a Family Four-Pack at $99 that admits two adults and two children to all four Live at Heritage Center Family Series shows. In addition, Family Series season ticket packages are available at $54 for general public, $44 for alumni, parents of current UD students, military, and veterans; $34 for UD faculty/staff, and $28 for children and students. A Family Four-Pack option is also available for individual shows at a price of $29 for two adults and two children. A Christmas Carol (child-friendly edition), Pinocchio, and The Princess and the Pea round out the Family Series.

Tickets for Jungle Book can be purchased from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Farber Box Office, Heritage Center, University of Dubuque, 2255 Bennett Street; by phone at 563.585.SHOW; or online at www.dbq.edu/heritagecenter.

Jungle Book-themed activities will be available for children through “Page to Stage,” an interactive program that provides free activities inspired by Family Series performances, at Carnegie-Stout Public Library, Dubuque County libraries, and East Dubuque District Library in East Dubuque, Illinois. Contact your local library for more information.