Sep 6 - 15, 2019

Based on stories by Rudyard Kipling

Adapted by Stuart Paterson

First published in 1894, the adventures of Mowgli and the exotic animals of the Indian forest remain timeless. Countless adaptations for film and stage prove that the themes of law, freedom, obedience and bravery never lose their power.



Wolf/Messua – Julie Buckler
Tabaqui, a jackal – Jackson Carney
Baby Mowgli Puppeteer/Chil Puppeteer/ Kaa 3* – Abigail Clark
Taak, a monkey – Eli Clinch
Akela, a wolf – James Clinch
Tima, a scrapfed wolf/Buldeo, Chief Hunter – Daniel Cole
Chil Puppeteer/Wolf/Village Woman/Swing – Melyssa Dawson
Kaa 1* – Stacy Gilson
Bagheera, a panther – Keely Gingras
Kaa 2* – Catalina Grieco
Shere Khan, a man-eating tiger – Thomas Harris
Luna, a monkey– Makaila Lindsey
Mowgli, a boy – Jackson Mitchell
Raksha, a mother-wolf – Nikki Pietryka
Snag, a scrapfed wolf/Hunter 1 – Jory Smith
Baloo, a bear – William Smith
Ban, a monkey/Hunter 2 – Roslyn Taylor

*Kaa is a giant tree snake puppet

Kristofer Geddie

Kristofer Geddie


A North Carolina native, Kris came to Venice Theatre via New York to play “Coalhouse Walker” in Ragtime and never left. He holds a B.F.A. in Musical Theatre from Mars Hill College, and has performed with various theatres and cruise ships worldwide. As well as serving as General Manager and Director of Diversity, he is VT’s education liaison for area schools and organizations.

Sponsored by

The Edmund & Elizabeth Campbell Family & Education Fund