Two – act play
The story of a human baby Mowgli, found himself in a wolf pack, started in the wild world of jungles. He had to pass a long way full of difficulties and challenges before he defeat the terrifying tiger Sher – Khan and wily jackal Tobacco. They have always believed that the weak will always become a prey for strong. Noble Akela, the leader of a wolf pack, wise bear Baloo, loyal Panther Bagheera always believe that the law of the jungle is different – «we are the same blood, you and I». This is the main reason why they saved and raised human baby Mowgli - taught him to be kind and courageous, showed him how to defeat evil. And «the wolf from free tribe»
becomes a man. «Good hunting to you, little brother!»
Play «Mowgli» for the puppet theatre created by the famous playwright Nina Gernet, author of many popular plays for puppet theatre, including «the Goose» and «the Magic lamp of Aladdin». Not only once, our theatre turned to her romantic fairytale «Mowgli». In 1945 Sergey Obraztsov and Victor Gromov staged a performance that becomes a legend of the puppet theatre. His artists were Boris Tuzlukov and Valentin Andrievich. For many years the performance stayed as one of the best in the repertoire of the theatre.
In 1987 director Vladimir Kusov and artist Vladimir Garbuzov re – staged «Mowgli». The inhabitants of the jungle were playing by puppets; the world around them was shown by video projection.
The new stage version of this wonderful play – is our dedication to these famous Obraztsov artists.
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Author — Nina Gernet (after the «Jungle Book» by R. Kipling)
Directors — Vladimir Kusov , the Peoples Artist of RSFSR,
Feodor Violin, the Peoples Artist of Russia
Designers — Vladimir Garbuzov, the Honored Culture Worker of Russia,
Laureate of the National theatre Award «The Golden Mask»,
Laureate of the Russian National theatre award «Golden Mask» Evgeniya Shahotko
Music by Gennadiy Gladkov, the Peoples Artist of Russia
Music arranged by Nikolay Shamshin
Premier – 2012, June, 9
Duration – 1h. 40 min.