Our #JUNGLEREADS initiative will let you immerse yourself in the world of our plays with recommended titles that explore the themes reflected on our stage. Whether it's comedy, drama, or a bit of both, you'll be able to continue your exploration with reading suggestions put together by our artistic team and our friends at Magers & Quinn.
Use #junglereads to let us know what you’re reading!

Buy a book – or books! – from our curated list, then bring your receipt to the Jungle when you see a show, and you’ll receive a complimentary beverage from concessions!


The Liars Club by Mary Karr
Karr’s comic childhood in an east Texas oil town shows off darkly hilaroius characters, including a hard-drinking daddy, a sister who can talk down the sheriff at age twelve, and an oft-married mother whose accumulated secrets threaten to destroy them all

Friday Night Lights by H.G. Bissinger
Socially and racially divided, the town of Odessa, Texas, finds solace every Friday night from September to December as they watch the Permian Panther football team make dreams come true

The Little Way of Ruthie Lemming by Rod Dreher
A Philadelphia journalist describes his return to his small Louisiana hometown after the death of his younger sister, a schoolteacher around whom the community rallied

Places Left Unfinished at the Time of Creation by John Philip Santos
This evocative memoir of growing up along the Mexican border interweaves family reminiscences to chronicle the story of one Mexican family and its rich blend of Mayan, Aztecan, Spanish, and American heritage

Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance
A passionate and personal analysis of a culture in crisis, the author tells the true story of what a social, regional, and class decline feels like when you are born with it hung around your neck

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