"The Jungle Book" Opens at Marin Theatre Company Next Weekend - Win Tickets!

October 22, 2016

The Jungle Book at MTC

Marin Theatre Company's Family Series continues this fall with their original production of The Jungle Book, opening next Saturday, October 29 for 10 performances only! Adapted by Greg Banks from the beloved stories by Rudyard Kipling and directed by Logan Ellis, this production is special in that MTC will be featuring the protagonist Mowgli as a girl! Here's what MTC Artistic Director Jasson Minadakis says about this artistic choice:

"We, led by director Logan Ellis and our cast and crew, feel it is imperative to give our girls the opportunity to see themselves portrayed onstage in a classic adventure story normally reserved for boys. We doubly believe it is important for young boys to see girls in powerful hero roles this year as our national conversation is rife with bullying, sexism and gender discussion."

Don't miss out on this incredibly special opportunity to bring your family and experience The Jungle Book as you've never seen it before! Performances take place on Saturday, October 29 at 10 am, 12:30 pm, and 3 pm; Sunday, October 30 at 10 am and 12:30 pm; Saturday, November 5 at 10 am, 12:30 pm, and 3 pm; and Sunday, November 6 at 10 am and 12:30 pm. Tickets cost $18 for children and $22 for adults. Use coupon code WTTJUNGLE5 to take $5 off each ticket! Order tickets online or by calling (415) 388-5208

Win Tickets!

We're giving away a family four-pack of tickets to next weekend's performance to one lucky Marin Mommies reader! To enter the giveaway, send an email with "Jungle Book" in the subject line to contests@marinmommies.com by 11:59 pm on Monday, October 24, 2016. We'll choose a winner at random on Tuesday, October 25. Good luck!

MTC Halloween Costume Contest

In addition, MTC is holding a costume contest in conjunction with performances of The Jungle Book. Kids who attend The Jungle Book are encouraged to dress up as their favorite jungle creature (all other creative costumes are welcome, too) and parents can take photos of them while they're at the theater participating in pre- and post-show activities. Then post photos to your Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram page with the hashtag #CostumeContestMTC. At the end of the run (after November 6), MTC will comb through the photo submissions to see who's gained the most likes; the winner will be announced on MTC's social media pages and will receive four free tickets to come back and see their holiday production of The Snow Queen in December!

For more information about Marin Theatre Company, visit marintheatre.org or call (415) 388-5200.

Here's a preview of MTC's The Jungle Book from rehearsals:

The Jungle Book: Funky Monkeys from Marin Theatre Company on Vimeo.