Eastbound Jungle

Eastbound Jungle


Set in a small hobo “jungle”, or camp, Eastbound Jungle follows a small group of hobos through a deeply tragic character driven story. These hobos have chosen a life of travel, freedom, and short term migrant work for themselves in opposition to the humdrum existence of “civilian” social obligations. They are a tight knit group depending only on each other to survive their travels.

This small society is forever fractured with the accidental death of one of their own. Guilt, anger, and paranoia run rampant as they deal with the repercussions from this tragedy. As their patriarchal leader seeks to preserve the peace and camaraderie of the community a manipulative parasite plays on the emotions of a traumatized man using his fear to get what she wants. As a battle of will rages for his sanity, dark revelations lead to a tragic climax. Eastbound jungle explores themes of freedom, guilt, and justice in a world set just on the outskirts of our own.

3M 1F. 1hr 15min. One location. Drama

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Critic’s Pick 2008 Cincinnati Fringe Festival

Genuine theater crackles across the stage when the hoboes of Eastbound Jungle settle in. This premier production of a play by recent NKU graduate Brad Cupples demonstrates how compelling a tightly written story can be performed by able actors”

If Eastbound Jungle gives us high tragedy among low life, it also helps us realize that none of us are all that distant, or different, from each other.”
– Jane Durrell, CityBeat