Written by Good Chance Theatre Founders and Artistic Directors Joe Murphy and Joe Robertson, and Directed by Stephen Daldry and Justin Martin, The Jungle Brings to Life the Powerful, Short-Lived, Self-Governing Society of the Jungle, a Refugee Camp in Northern France
“This extraordinary play…is vivid and complex in its portrayal of human resilience in the face of humanitarian catastrophe.” — The Guardian
St. Ann’s Warehouse will present the U.S. Premiere of The Jungle, the immensely acclaimed Good Chance Theatre co-production with the National Theatreand Young Vic. Currently opening a five-month run at London’s Playhouse Theatre on the West End, The Jungle comes to St. Ann’s beginning December 4, 2018. The play is a vital remembrance of the now bulldozed camp in Calais, France known as the Jungle, where thousands of refugees who had escaped drought, war, and strife-torn countries in Africa and the Middle East waited for their “good chance” passage to Britain. The production has been energizing an international conversation around immigration, borders, and the lived experiences of refugees ever since its momentous first performances exploded at the Young Vic theatre last December.
Photo: David Sandison
Just in time for the 75th anniversary of its wartime premiere, Oklahoma! resurfaces as a fresh and daring new work with a seven-piece band playing all new arrangements of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s beloved classics. Set in the Territory of Oklahoma on the verge of becoming a state, director Daniel Fish’s timely production upends the sunny romance between a farmer and a cowpoke with “what has always been just below the surface of this magnificent musical” – the darker psychological truths of a community circling the wagons against a reviled outsider.
Photo by Cory Weaver from Bard SumerScape, 2015