Enjoy “The Jungle Book” at The Morton Arboretum Theatre-Hike

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From June through October the Morton Arboretum will feature Theatre-Hikes®, for those wishing to enjoy the beauty of the arboretum site, along with some interactive fun.

Walk along with the action of your favorite literary tales performed live among 1,700 acres of trees and beautiful landscapes. All Theatre-Hikes® are approximately two and one half hours in length and are less than three miles in hiking distance.

The first Sunday performance of each month,  June 5, August 7, September 11, and October 2,  will be a low-impact walk, suitable for strollers, walkers, and wheelchairs. This walk will be shorter than a typical Theatre-Hikes performance.

Comfortable shoes are suggested, and dressing for the weather is a plus.  Bring a chair or blanket, water bottle, and insect repellent.

Performances begin at 1 p.m. (October starts at 3 p.m.), at the Thornhill Shelter near Parking Lot 21.

The season kicks off with “The Jungle Book” on June 4, 5, 25, and 26.

The first Sunday performance of each month,  including June 5, will be a low-impact walk, suitable for strollers, walkers, and wheelchairs. This walk will be shorter than a typical Theatre-Hikes performance.

Experience the colorful and exotic jungle of the Indian subcontinent with a creative retelling of the classic Rudyard Kipling tale, The Jungle Book, adapted by Tracey Power.  Mowgli, the man-cub, is orphaned in the Indian Jungle, and raised by wolves. As he grows he makes many friends, like Baloo, the lovable bear and Bagheera, the wise black panther, who teach Mowgli “The Laws of the Jungle”. There are also dangers in the jungle, the mischievous monkeys and their Monkey King and Kaa, the snake. Along the way Mowgli makes a powerful enemy in Shere Khan, the tiger, who wants the boy out of the jungle at any cost.

The Morton Arboretum is at 4100 Illinois Rte. 53 in Lisle. Call 630.968.0074.  Arboretum Map 

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