PERFORMANCES BEGIN OCT 23 2019
September 24 at 7pm
Gracie Hays speaks to The Jungle’s writers, Joe Murphy and Joe Robertson, about their first days in Calais, the meaning of Good Chance, and sharing the stories of refugees.
For many Britons, the refugee camp at Calais must have seemed like the crucible of the European migration crisis in 2015. It was the focus of British media coverage: the place where British drivers became trapped in endless tailbacks as police searched vehicles for stowaways attempting to reach the promised land of Kent.
Forever grateful for our #JungleSF family. ❤️ Final performances today.
The first refugee story I covered was a famine in southern Sudan. An editor on the paper (now departed) implored me not to go. Sending a food critic to report on a famine was just bad taste. But who would you trust with bad taste if not a food critic?
Meet the resilient residents of THE JUNGLE - a sprawling refugee camp in Calais, France. Hear the incredible story of this short-lived, self-governing society from your seats in a new Afghan café which will replace the Curran stage.
The Jungle fund was established in 2018 in response to audiences wanting to support refugee causes highlighted in the show. To date The Jungle Fund has raised nearly $100,000 from audiences across London, New York and San Francisco. Every dollar you donate will support displaced people through its US registered organisation Choose Love inc.
Watch the transformation of the Curran stage as we prepare to invite you to THE JUNGLE.
Carole Shorenstein Hays raises the curtain on the new Curran. After a joyous, two year renovation and restoration, our mission is to create a home where art, technology and entertainment intersect in a way that can only happen at this moment in San Francisco.
When Mohamed arrived in Calais, the camp’s population was at its highest with over 8,000 people living there. He had experienced isolation during his journey across Europe. Now it was intensified. ‘I grew up in a village where every morning you have tea with your neighbours. [In the camp] you don’t spend time with your people. You are on your own, sleep alone and wake up on your own. This is my life now.’
The Curran joined forces with GLAAD to celebrate Spirit Day with an inspiring video of the Tony-winning musical's anthem of inclusiveness from FUN HOME, "Ring of Keys."
We collaborated with the cast of BRIGHT STAR and the people of SF to highlight the rich patina and stories of our communities.
Taylor Mac and his Dandy minions, radical faeries, Pacific Heights dads (...and more!) take to the streets of SF to celebrate our history and communities.