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St. Ann’s Warehouse presents
a Good Chance Theatre co-production with the National Theatre and Young Vic


By Joe Murphy & Joe Robertson
Directed by Stephen Daldry & Justin Martin

AMERICAN PREMIERE
DEC 4-JAN 27
Tickets start at $36


Meet the hopeful, resilient residents of The Jungle – the short-lived, self-governing society that emerged within a sprawling refugee camp in Calais, France. Take a seat in an Afghan Café, where men, women and children fleeing war and persecution created a world offering warm hospitality amidst squalor and danger.  After taking London by storm, The Jungle transforms St. Ann’s Warehouse into this “devastating, uplifting show” (The Guardian) about “a story we need to hear” (Time Out London).

Due to mature content, The Jungle is recommended for ages 12+. This production contains smoke effects, flashing lights, herbal cigarette smoking, flour, strong language, loud noises, and gunshot sounds.



Reviews: The Jungle

Extraordinary & heart-stopping. This Jungle is vivid and complex in its portrayal of human resilience in the face of humanitarian catastrophe. It celebrates the human capacity to build something out of nothing, to work together and try to make a difference.
—THE GUARDIAN

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A significant event in which theatre shakes hands with the world.
—THE SUNDAY TIMES

Urgency, vividness and wit. The play’s sense of the knottiness of world politics makes this a remarkable evening... Miriam Buether’s set is a triumph...
—THE TIMES

Exuberant, full of music and movement. This is a story we need to hear. It feels of national significance.
—TIME OUT LONDON

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Astonishing...The West End just got a heart transplant.
—THE TELEGRAPH

A remarkable, powerful & deeply moving piece of theater. Excellent performances.
—FINANCIAL TIMES

Brimful of hope, humour and humanity
—METRO LONDON

Exceptionally moving. Beautifully orchestrated. Wonderfully humane and illuminating.
—THE INDEPENDENT

One of the most vital productions of the year.
—THE OBSERVER


Learn More: The Jungle

How 3 Actors Overcame Trump’s Travel Ban to Take the New York Stage
READ HERE>>

Vogue Feature on bringing The Jungle to St. Ann's
READ HERE>>

Vanity Fair interview with Playwrights Joe Murphy and Joe Robertson
READ HERE>>

The Calais Jungle in 360 | VR
WATCH HERE>>

Listen to Sounds of Refuge from John Falsetto, Mohamed Sarrar and Ammar Haj Ahmad
LISTEN ON SPOTIFY>>

First look at The Jungle at St. Ann's Warehouse
WATCH HERE>>


Word of Mouth


Major production support of The Jungle provided by The JKW Foundation, The Ford Foundation, Good Chance Theatre, SHS Foundation, Curtis Cravens and Martha Berry, Jolie and Gabriel Schwartz, The British Council, Antonia and David Belt, Nancy and Chad Dickerson, Leyli Zohrenejad, and Alexander Leff, with additional support from Maxine Isaacs, Matthew Putman, Naomi and Pedro Torres-Mackie, John Johnson & Susan Short, Andrew and Susan Weissman, Roy and Melissa Salamé, Scott Cohen and Liz Sherman.

The world premiere of The Jungle at Young Vic in December 2017 was a Young Vic and National Theatre co-production with Good Chance Theatre. The Jungle was originally commissioned by the National Theatre, supported by Glenn and Phyllida Earle and Clive and Sally Sherling.

In London’s West End, The Jungle is lead produced by Sonia Friedman Productions and Tom Kirdahy, Hunter Arnold.


EVENTS:

When Does a Place Become Home?

PHOTO EXHIBITION | DEC 11 – JAN 27 | FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Produced and curated in partnership with United Photo Industries.

Free & open to the public in the St. Ann’s Warehouse lobby:
Monday-Wednesday & Friday 2pm-6pm
Sunday 12pm-3pm

The number of displaced persons in the world has reached its highest level in modern history, driven by endless cycles of conflict, crushing poverty, and indiscriminate violence. These visual stories are a hard look at the complexities of immigration and migration, capturing the experiences of people worldwide embarking on perilous journeys to find safety in new homes or temporary stops along the way. Featuring the photographs of six international and acclaimed artists and photojournalists currently working on the front lines of the world’s migrant crisis, from the original Calais Jungle to Serbia to the US Southern borders: Miguel Amortegui, Sarah Hickson, Omar Imam, John Moore, Abdul Saboor and Griselda San Martin, plus artwork from the Good Chance Dome and The Nation.

 

NIGHTS OF HOPE IN THE GOOD CHANCE DOME

Post-show Performances, Talks and Panel Discussions

VoicesOn Talkback | TUE DEC 11
Following the 7:30 pm performance, post-show conversation with
members of the cast and creative team.
An Evening with The Nation | SUN JAN 13
Post-show panel discussion with writers from The Nation.
An Evening with David Miliband | WED JAN 16
Post-show conversation with David Miliband, President and CEO
of the International Rescue Committee. Presented in partnership
with the British Council and the American Associates of the
National Theatre.
Student Matinee & Youth Empowerment Day | THURS JAN 17
CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT STUDENT PROGRAMS

HS Student Performance – Thurs. Jan 17 at St. Ann’s
Warehouse!  **Limited Ticket Offer**

Take advantage of an outreach program to engage our teens with The Jungle, a new play by Good Chance Theatre in association with London’s Young Vic and National Theatre. The Jungle captures life in a camp in Calais, France where thousands of refugees escaped from drought, war, and strife-torn countries of Africa and the Middle East on their way to the UK. In a cold, muddy and scary environment, immigrants and committed volunteers built a warm, self-governing, diverse society – with restaurants, a school, church, theater, and shops – out of nothing. The play fiercely conjures the community’s final months before being bulldozed by the French government. A remembrance meticulously rendered by Joe Murphy and Joe Robertson, two young theater makers who have faithfully replicated the daily endless cycles of survival and threat, social contracts and institutional failures, creative thought and action, compassion and empathy that created a short-term society  that enriched them all.

EXCLUSIVE ARTS OFFICE THEATER PROGRAM OFFER INCLUDES:
STUDENT MATINEE of The Jungle on Thurs. Jan 17 @ 2 PM (Running Time: 2
hours and 45 minutes, including one intermission)
– Limited FREE Student tickets (min 15- max 30) for NYCDOE Public High Schools
– Complimentary In-School Workshops to prepare students to attend THE
JUNGLE
– Post-show Discussion with Artists

Click Here to Sign up for the Student Matinee & In-School Workshop.

YOUTH EMPOWERMENT DAY – Thurs. Jan 17 (10 am to 1 pm)
Includes: Workshop, Student Matinee of THE JUNGLE and Artist Discussion
Limited to 50 Students.
St. Ann’s Warehouse
45 Water Street
DUMBO, Brooklyn

Click Here to Sign Up for Youth Empowerment Day.
Apply early as space is limited.

Questions? Contact marilynn@stannswarehouse.org.