Théâtre Raymond Kabbaz is pleased to present The Jungle Book, a dynamic puppet theatre show, based on the book by Rudyard Kipling, performed by Tears of Joy Theatre on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at 6:30pm.
The Jungle Book makes the audience explore the Indian jungle with Mowgli as he tries to discover to which family he belongs. Monkey? Wolf? Man? Both young and old will come to love Mowgli’s teachers and protectors: Baloo the bear, Bagheera the panther, and Akela the wolf. They will laugh at the hijinks of the monkeys and root for Mowgli as he faces his nemesis: the mighty tiger, Shere Khan.
About Tears of Joy Theatre
Portland-based Tears of Joy Theatre is recognized as one of the nation’s outstanding puppet theatres, known internationally for its innovation and excellence. The mission of Tears of Joy Theatre is to produce, develop, and present puppet theatre that celebrates the diversity of world cultures, and to teach children as well as enrich their lives by helping them experience, create, and perform art with professional artists. Four of the theatre’s productions have received American puppetry’s highest honor, the Citation of Excellence in the Art of Puppetry. Tears of Joy Theatre has also received a Washington State Governor’s Arts Award and a Young Audiences Sunburst Award for its “exemplary commitment to arts in education.” Reg and Janet Bradley originally founded the company in 1971. Impressed by their work, TRK Director Pierre Leloup invites the company to perform in Los Angeles every year. Leloup first met Tears of Joy’s founder, Janet Bradley, 12 years ago at the Western Arts Alliance Conference in Spokane, WA. Leloup has seen many of the group’s beautifully crafted shows at the Portland Center for the Performing Arts, where they are a resident company.