Jungle Book

Jungle Book, Sept 29-Oct 7

“Thou art of the Jungle and not of the Jungle. And I am
only a black panther. But I love thee, Little Brother.”

Come to deepest, darkest India and meet the Man-cub Mowgli, his funny, faithful friends Baloo the bear and Bagheera the panther in their 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.

Rated G     Run time: 55 minutes



Family Performances
7:30pm, Sept 29 & 30, Oct 6 & 7, 2017
2:30pm, Oct 1, 2017

School Matinees
9:30 & 11:30am, Sept 28 & 29, Oct 4-6, 2017
(Click the TEACHERS tab for school matinee information)

Special Events

Free Stage Tour (a peek behind the scenes!)
6:00pm, Sept 19, 2017

FREE Meet-the-Actors Reception
(for patrons, cast and crew following the performance): Sept 29, 2017

FREE Ice Cream Social with the Cast
(following the performance): Oct 1, 2017

“Marvelous Monkey Jungle Party”
(special pre-show fun for patrons 6-12 years old!) – 6:30 p.m., Oct 6 or 7, 2017

Want to go on safari to spot jungle animals or play a game of Monkey Tag?   Or maybe stop in at the Safari canteen to sample to Hippo MUNCH and the Tiger CRUNCH?!  As a special pre-show treat, young cubs ages 6-12 are invited to a “Marvelous Monkey Jungle Party,” a fun time of jungle-themed crafts, games and snacks! Meet in the Pearce Auditorium lobby at 6:25 p.m., then head to “darkest India” for a wacky jungle party before the Oct 6 and 7 performances. Tickets just $5 (show tickets sold separately).


Brenau University’s Historic Pearce Auditorium, 500 Washington Street SE, Gainesville, GA 30501

BUY Tickets

Ticket Information

Family performance tickets are $12-15 for adults and seniors, $8-10 for students** and children, depending on seat location. Select your own seats online by clicking the link below or by calling the Box Office at 678.717.3624. The Box Office can also make arrangements for ADA seating or, if you have a group of 12 or more, a group discount of 20% off — making a night of live theatre a great option for friends, family, church groups or scouting troops!

*Teachers with groups of 10 or more ($6 tickets; $10 for chaperones; teachers are FREE! See “Teachers” tab.)
**UNG and BU faculty/staff/students must contact the Box Office for specially discounted tickets.

Create your own package!

Purchase tickets to this production AND to one other production at the same time and you’ll get an automatic 10% discount; 3 to 4 shows will receive a 15% discount, and 5 shows or more gets an automatic 20% off. Discounts will be shown (with your savings) in the payment screen.

Artist Spotlights

Gay H. Hammond (Playwright & Director)

Gay HammondGay is the director of WonderQuest and Resident Dramatist of the Gainesville Theatre Alliance. Gay graduated from Brenau College, received her MA from University of Louisville and recently completed her MFA in play writing from Spalding University. Ms. Hammond has been working in theatre for over 30 years and, in that time, has written more than 35 plays, both for WonderQuest and for the Gainesville Theatre Alliance audiences. She loves children’s literature and writing plays for children. She loves to play with words and is also the Wordsmith and Emcee for the Hall County Literacy Spelling Bee.

Isabel & Moriah Curley-Clay (Costume Designers)

GTA is thrilled to welcome new design partners to the table this year, including Isabel and Moriah Curley-Clay, freelance Scenic and Costume Designers, who are designing costumes for WonderQuest’s production of THE JUNGLE BOOK.  The Curley-Clay women have designed for professional theatres across the country from New Orleans to Maine. They have been active in Atlanta theatre, designing for Theatrical Outfit, Horizon Theatre, Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre, Actor’s Express, Aurora Theatre, Theatre in the Square and Atlanta Lyric Theatre.  Both sisters earned BAs from NYU and a MFA in Theatrical Design from Brandeis University.


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Reservations for school matinees of The Jungle Book are now closed — though there are still seats for our five family performances.  See you at the theatre!

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