The Summit School’s 8th Grade Class Production – A Virtual Production of Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book

A Maryland middle school’s theatre production gives a whole new meaning to the phrase: THE SHOW MUST GO ON!

On Wednesday night, June 3, 2020 at 7:00 PM, The Summit School in Edgewater, MD will hold a virtual production of Monica Flory’s adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s “The Jungle Book.” The 8th grade class was in the last week of tech rehearsals when the stay-at-home order was enacted, but rather than cancelling, the production team went back to the drawing board: literally… Collaborating with Alabama-based comic illustrator, Clint Kisor, the cast and team went to work preparing a virtual production that would feature, instead of sets and props, custom illustrations to bring the scenes to life. This collaboration even brought the playright herself, Monica Flory, into the action, where she will be opening the production on Tuesday night. Ryan Ferguson, Performing Arts Director at Summit said, “If there’s ever a time that we need to come together and have our students tell this story of compassion, fear, identity, and the discovery of one’s own truth… it’s now.”

The Summit School is designed to address the needs of bright students who have dyslexia and other learning difficulties in grades one through eight.  Our school transforms lives – we make sure our students are ready for high school so they become college and career ready.  Visit our website and learn more: www.thesummitschool.org. Please visit our Remote Learning website to see how we met the challenge of COVID-19 and the stay-at-home order: https://sites.google.com/thesummitschool.org/summit-students-learn/home  We are #summitstrong.

If you would like to attend this one of a kind production, please follow the link: https://zoom.us/j/95375077903.

For more information contact: Jessica Palmeri, Marketing and Communications Director, at jessica.palmeri@thesummitschool.org.

PLEASE NOTE: This production was originally scheduled for Tuesday, June 2 and out of respect for the #BlackOutTuesday initiative was postponed to June 3.