The SunmerStage Festival at Stephen F. Austin State University runs June 23 through July 8 and features the children’s musical favorite “The Jungle Book KIDS” and “Women Who Weave,” a comedy for young audiences, presented by the School of Theatre.
The Jungle Book KIDS” is based on the novel “The Jungle Book” by Rudyard Kipling and the beloved Disney film by the same name. In the children’s stage version, audiences will enjoy watching Mowgli, Baloo, King Louie and the gang as they swing their way through madcap adventures, singing along with favorite tunes, including “The Bare Necessities” and “I Wan’na Be Like You.”
In J.S. Puller’s “Women Who Weave,” 12-year-old Atalanta is convinced that being female means giving up any chance at being heroic. Her mother comforts her with the stories of the Fates, three goddesses who weave the destiny of all human beings. A dream carries Atalanta to the loom of the Fates, where she discovers that heroism has more to do with the decisions we make than the fate we’re born into.
“The Jungle Book KIDS” will be presented at 10 a.m. June 29 and July 1 and 7; and at 6:30 p.m. June 30 and July 1, 6 and 8. “Woman Who Weave” will be presented at 10 a.m. June 23, 24, 30 and July 6 and 8; and at 6:30 p.m. June 29 and July 7. General admission tickets for both plays are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors and $5 for students/youth. All performances are in Kennedy Auditorium, 1906 Alumni Drive, SFA campus. For tickets of more information, call the SFA Fine Arts Box Office at (936) 468-6407 or visit www.theatre.sfasu.edu.