Naatak presents its 40th production

The Jungle Book Retold – A Classic For All Ages

Mowgli and I

A play in English
Theater at San Pedro Square, San Jose, CA
June 8-10, 15-17 & 22-24, 2012

Written and Directed by Harish Sunderam Agastya

Produced by Pradeep Gupta

About the Play

Rudyard Kipling’s 19th century masterpiece The Jungle Book, which was subsequently made into a movie of the same name by Disney in 1967, gets a makeover in this stage adaptation by Harish Sunderam Agastya. Mowgli & I is a re-interpretation and extension of Kipling’s original, where man-cub Mowgli, raised by wolves and other animals, attempts to escape his arch-enemy, a man-eating tiger named Sher Khan. The play, set in modern day India, uses multiple narrators, as well as spectacular costumes, sets and music, to explore the personalities and backstories behind the characters and weave a colorful tale of friendship, aspiration, betrayal, and self-discovery that people of all ages can relate to and enjoy.

Language: English
Run-time: 120 minutes (including a 20 minute intermission)
Children under 8 years will not be admitted | Flash photography not allowed.


San Francisco Shows
October 26, Friday, 8 pm
October 27, Saturday, 6 pm *

Palo Alto Shows
November 2, Friday, 8 pm
November 3, Saturday, 6 pm *
November 4, Sunday, 6 pm
November 9, Friday, 8 pm

* The Saturday Oct. 27 & Sat Nov 3 shows will be followed by a Q&A session with the ‘Mowgli & I’ team.


VIP – $25* ($30 after Oct. 14)
General – $15* ($20 after Oct. 14)
Youth – $10* ($15 after Oct. 14)

Youth seating is for ages 8-18 years, in general section only
* Service charges extra


Southside Theater
Fort Mason Center, Bldg D
Marina Blvd at Buchanan St
San Francisco, CA

Cubberley Theater
4000 Middlefield Road
Palo Alto, CA