The Jungle Theater is thrilled to partner with Magers & Quinn Booksellers to enhance the experience of our theater-goers through curated reading.
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 at Magers & Quinn, then bring your receipt to the Jungle when you see a show to receive a complimentary beverage at concessions!
The Lost Girls of Camp Forevermore by Kim Fu
Through a blend of past and present day the story—and the aftermath—of five girls experiencing tragedy unfolds. We follow these different personalities through their younger years and into the beginning of adulthood, gaining an understanding of how one’s identity and background truly play into experience.
What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours by Helen Oyeyemi
A collection of short stories that ties itself together in the end. Each story includes a physical lock or key that can be representative of the locking or unlocking of new experience/knowledge/ideals, focusing on the lives of young people and unique relationships.
Marmie and Louisa by Eve LaPlante
Abigail May Alcott comes to life as a gifted writer and thinker. A politically active feminist firebrand, she fought for universal civil rights, an end to slavery, and women’s suffrage. This gorgeously written story of two extraordinary women is guaranteed to transform our view and deepen our understanding of one of America’s most beloved authors.
Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover
Educated is an account of the struggle for self-invention. It is a tale of fierce family loyalty, and of the grief that comes from severing one’s closest ties. A story that gets to the heart of what an education is and what it offers: the perspective to see one’s life through new eyes, and the will to change it.
The Red Tent by Anita Diamont
Her name is Dinah. In the Bible, her life is only hinted at in a brief and violent detour. Deeply affecting, The Red Tent combines rich storytelling with a valuable achievement in modern fiction: a new view of biblical women's society.