The Jungle The Jungle

March 26 - May 19

The Jungle

March 26 - May 19

Genre

Play

Runtime

2.5 hours

Doors Open

1hr Before Show

Genre

Play

Runtime

2.5 hours

Doors Open

1hr Before Show


An urgent story for our time; a once-in-a-lifetime theatrical event. Following widely-acclaimed, sensation-stirring, and completely sold-out engagements in London and New York, the new play THE JUNGLE will have its West Coast premiere this spring.

Carole Shorenstein Hays and Sonia Friedman Productions with Tom Kirdahy present the Good Chance Theatre, National Theatre and Young Vic production of THE JUNGLE.

From January 2015 to October 2016, in Calais, France, the Jungle became the unlikely home to thousands of migrants and refugees who had fled in desperation from far-flung nations. For some, the Jungle stood as a tribute to the human will to survive and a stark reminder of a human rights crisis too big to ignore. For others, it stoked long-held fears about the dangers of mass migration.

Now, the heart-stopping stories of those who inhabited this desolate patch of land in France roar back to life in this shockingly intimate and wildly acclaimed production that plunges its audience directly into its subject matter. Hailed by critics as “thrilling...ravishing...devastating…” (New York Times), “extraordinary and heart-stopping” (The Guardian), and “a significant event in which theatre shakes hands with the world” (The Sunday Times), THE JUNGLE received more five-star reviews than any production in London history.

Less than three years after its massive and historic renovation, Curran’s 1600 seat proscenium theater will once again undergo a remarkable transformation in order to house THE JUNGLE’s 360° staging and designer Miriam Buether’s award-winning set. Audiences will inhabit the world of the Afghan café in the Calais camp, with the mezzanine allowing unique views over the performance space. This extraordinary transformation will reduce the capacity of the theater to an intimate 600 seats.

"By putting such a heartbreakingly human face on a story too often told through statistics, THE JUNGLE manages to provide us with both an incredible evening of theater and a moral imperative for our times. It is precisely the show America needs right now, as we struggle mightily to harness the collective strength of our better selves. Let the dialogue begin, Bay Area."

- Carole Shorenstein Hays

  • The Jungle Photo by Marc Brenner

  • The Jungle Photo by Marc Brenner

  • Jonathan Nyati Photo By Marc Brenner

  • Ben Turner Photo by Marc Brenner

  • Trevor Fox Photo by Marc Brenner

  • Trevor Fox Photo by Marc Brenner

  • Jonathan Nyati Photo By Marc Brenner

  • Ammar Haj Ahmed Photo by Marc Brenner

  • Ben Turner Photo by Marc Brenner

  • Ammar Haj Ahmed Photo by Marc Brenner

Creatives

Joe Robertson

Joe Robertson

Playwright

Joe Murphy

Joe Murphy

Playwright

Catherine Kodicek

Catherine Kodicek

Costume Designer

Jon Clark

Jon Clark

Lighting Designer

Paul Arditti

Paul Arditti

Sound Designer

John Pfumojena

John Pfumojena

Compositions

Duncan McLean

Duncan McLean

Video Designer

Tristan Shepherd

Tristan Shepherd

Video Designer