It’s a ‘Jungle’ in there

July 2, 2013 12:12 AM

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It’s a ‘Jungle’ in there

It begins as a tiny reader curls up in a chair in his cozy Victorian bedroom and opens a book. Within seconds, a far more exotic enchantment takes hold as the strains of Indian music are heard, and a giant peacock, ablaze in her turquoise finery, enters to lead the boy to a distant world.

Almost immediately we arrive in a fabulously verdant jungle bursting with brilliantly colored flowers like those you might find in a pop-up book or on a richly woven carpet. Of course this is the India of Rudyard Kipling’s “The Jungle Book” as only director-writer Mary Zimmerman and her many collabo...

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