Holiday production of The Jungle Book opening as ATP's new artistic director Chokhani departs suddenly

New Alberta Theatre Projects artistic and executive director Rohit Chokhani directed and adapted a world premiere adaptation of The Jungle Book, which opens Friday. The theatre announced that Chokhani is no longer employed by ATP. (Photo credit: Jennifer Merio) New Alberta Theatre Projects artistic and executive director Rohit Chokhani directed and adapted a world premiere adaptation of The Jungle Book, which opens Friday. The theatre announced that Chokhani is no longer employed by ATP. (Photo credit: Jennifer Merio)

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