Janae Donawa, a senior at Brenau, greets schoolchildren after a WonderQuest production of "The Jungle Book." (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)
Janae Donawa, a senior at Brenau, greets schoolchildren after a WonderQuest production of "The Jungle Book." (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

‘The Jungle Book’ Wows in Pearce Auditorium

Oct. 24, 2017
Kristen Bowman

From Sept. 28 to Oct. 7 visitors to Brenau University’s Pearce Auditorium on the historic Gainesville campus were treated to the story of the Man-cub Mowgli in deepest, darkest India and his funny, faithful friends, Baloo the bear and Bagheera the panther.

The Jungle Book was presented by WonderQuest, written by Rudyard Kipling and adapted for the stage by Brenau’s own Gay Hammond, associate professor of theater.

The production follows Mowgli and his friends’ adventure to discover which is best: the Law of Man or the Law of the Jungle? Mowgli must use both to try to save his animal friends and himself from the wrath of Shere Khan, the most feared of all! Filled with the beautiful language of Rudyard Kipling’s poems and stories.

Free meet-the-actors receptions and ice cream socials followed performances, and tickets were sold to a pre-show Marvelous Monkey Jungle Party prior to the productions on Oct. 6-7. Hammond said every detail from the stage to the behind-the-scenes opportunities was planned to delight and entertain the audience.

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