About The Jungle Book

The Jungle Book

By Joseph Robinette
Based on the book by Rudyard Kipling

Directed by Chad Schuermeyer

One of literature’s most enduring classics is brought vividly to the stage in this exciting adventure of Mowgli, the Indian boy, raised by caring wolves, befriended by Bagheera, the Panther, and Baloo, the Bear, and threatened by Shere Kahn, the evil tiger. Also present are an array of other jungle creatures who inhabit this action-filled play. Interspersed with the Mowgli tale is the equally intriguing story of a young Rudyard Kipling, who is sent from his home in Bombay to a British boarding school where he encounters his own “jungle,” including people—both good and otherwise—who parallel many of the animal characters he created. Filled with excitement and humor, the play highlights the struggle of good versus evil, the worth of friendship, and the importance of loyalty and other values required for surviving the “law of the jungle.” While the very young audiences will delight in the portrayal of the animals and the fast paced action, older children will be fascinated by the character relations and the story itself, as well as the unique introduction to the author.

Theatre Statesville


Theatre Statesville is a volunteer-based, nonprofit organization that exists to offer quality live theatre, provide lifelong learning opportunities, and foster creative expression throughout the community in a fiscally responsible manner.

The mission of Theatre Statesville is to create opportunities for community involvement in enriching theatrical experiences. Our focus is on quality, inclusion, and theatre arts education. We strive to present engaging theatrical performances, noted for excellence and attentive response to our audience. Theatre Statesville will produce well-balanced seasons of theatrical productions of high artistic quality each year; increase and improve the theatre’s impact on and service to arts, education and quality of life in the greater Iredell community; and generate resources and efficiently manage those resources in support of our mission.


Statesville Little Theatre first opened its curtains in 1958. They performed all over Statesville, at Shearer Hall, Statesville High School, the Old Playhouse Theatre, and in 1961, with funds contributed by the late C.V. Henkel, they opened the Henkel Theatre in the Arts and Science Museum.

The Theatre made a transition in the early 1990s and Statesville Little Theatre became Statesville Community Theatre. The organization was growing, and there was a renewal of purpose and mission.

There are hundreds of Theatre fans who made it happen throughout the years. Our volunteers, actors, directors, and sponsors, kept our Theatre growing through the 60s, 70s, 80s, and 90s and helped us to make the transition to Theatre Statesville in 2006.

We have remained consistent in our offering of quality theatre in a variety of venues but could not have achieved such a history or any success without each of you.

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Joey Moray
, President
Donna Tazelaar, Vice President
Lori Lawrence, Treasurer
TBD, Secretary
Sharon Sigler, Artistic Director
Tara Henry, Board Member
Kelly Hutchinson, Board Member
Melissa Statema, Board Member
Kerri Turner, Board Member