Maya Walen as Shere Khan. Bobbi Jordan | For the Capital City Weekly

Maya Walen as Shere Khan. Bobbi Jordan | For the Capital City Weekly

Photos: Sitka Cirque’s ‘The Jungle Book’

The Jungle Book will be performed this weekend in Sitka by the Sitka Cirque. This rendition of the stories by Rudyard Kipling will follow a script written by Charles Hart, one of the Cirque’s instructors, and be directed by Fancis Donahoe, owner and founder of Sitka Cirque.

Performers ages range from 3 years old to adults. More than 70 people make up the cast. Backdrops are provided by Sarah Lawrie in the form of papercuts and are fashioned in the method of shadow puppetry. All the animal characters are performed by the Cirque students, but Mowgli is represented by a papercut. Sitkans can enjoy this rendition of the Jungle Book on Saturday, April 21 and 22 with two shows each day: a matinee at 1 p.m. and an evening performance at 6 p.m.

Jackie Carlos as Bagheera, the panther that mentors Mowgli. Bobbi Jordan | For the Capital City Weekly

Jackie Carlos as Bagheera, the panther that mentors Mowgli. Bobbi Jordan | For the Capital City Weekly

Emily Kwong as the Peacock. Bobbi Jordan | For the Capital City Weekly

Emily Kwong as the Peacock. Bobbi Jordan | For the Capital City Weekly

More in Neighbors

Brent Merten is the pastor of Christ Lutheran Church in Juneau, a member of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod. (Photo courtesy of Brent Merten)
Living and Growing: The passion of Christ

As an admitted word geek I often find the origin of English… Continue reading

A warm blanket offers warm wishes at the author’s home. (Photo by Peggy McKee Barnhill)
Gimme a Smile: Have blanket, will travel

Like Linus in the “Peanuts” comic strip I love my blanket. I… Continue reading

Finished chocolate apricot bars just out of the oven. (Photo by Patty Schied)
Cooking for Pleasure: Decadent chocolate apricot bars

I love apricots. I prefer fresh to dried, but I am happy… Continue reading

Fred La Plante is the pastor at the Juneau Church of the Nazarene. (Courtesy / Fred La Plante)
Living and Growing: The Christian season of Lent

This week began the Christian celebration of Lent. Lent is typically a… Continue reading

Students in the Juneau Alaska Music Matters program perform for members of the Alaska Legislature and other attendees at an event Feb. 6 at the Alaska State Museum. (Photo by Emily Ferry)
Neighbors: Juneau Alaska Music Matters program receives state and national awards

For over 20 years Lorrie Heagy has been leading arts education integration… Continue reading

An image from the cover of the book “Sah Quah.” (Courtesy Sealaska Heritage Institute)
Neighbors: SHI publishes book on slavery in Alaska that endured after federal abolishment

Book explores Haida man’s quest for freedom that ended slavery in Alaska

Joslyn Unger’s winning submission to the 2023 Alaska Fish Heritage Award, part of the Wildlife Forever Fish Art Contest. (Courtesy U.S. Forest Service)
Neighbors briefs

Alaska Fish Heritage Contest seeking entries from young artists Alaska Fish Heritage… Continue reading

Maj. Gina Halverson is co-leader of The Salvation Army Juneau Corps. (Robert DeBerry/The Salvation Army)
Living and Growing: How well have you loved lately?

Patient: Waiting without getting irritated in the car, waiting for family to… Continue reading

Participants perform in the 2023 Juneau’s Got Talent competition. (Juneau Dance Theater photo)
Neighbors briefs

11 acts scheduled to perform Saturday in 7th annual Juneau’s Got Talent… Continue reading

Pouring sauce over finished rockfish. (Photo by Patricia Schied)
Cooking for Pleasure: Alaska Rockfish for dinner

The halibut and salmon being sold right now are superb, delicious fish.… Continue reading

John Martin’s painting “Fallen Angels in Hell,” circa 1841. (Public domain via The Yorck Project)
Living and Growing: Rethinking Hell?

Does a merciful God really torture unbelievers, forever? Now, more than ever,… Continue reading