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Life of Pi

North American Premiere
  • Dec 6, 2022 - Jan 29, 2023

  • Loeb Drama Center

  • Run Time: 2 hours and 15 minutes, including one intermission

There may be a limited number of tickets available to sold-out performances: more below. Recommended for grades 7+.

There may be a limited number of tickets available to sold-out performances: more below. Recommended for grades 7+.

  • Run Time

    2 hours and 15 minutes, including one intermission

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★★★★★ Breathtaking. It will make you believe in the power of theater.

The Times of London

One of the most visually stunning shows I’ve ever seen.

Time Out London

Sixteen-year-old Pi and his family set off to emigrate from India, but after their ship sinks in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, Pi is left stranded on a lifeboat with just four other survivors—a hyena, a zebra, an orangutan, and a Royal Bengal tiger. Time is against them, nature is harsh, who will survive? Called “extraordinary and unmissable” by The Guardian for its inventive puppetry and winner of five 2022 Olivier Awards including Best New Play, this highly imaginative theatrical adaptation brings one of the most beloved works of fiction to the stage to tell its epic story of endurance and hope.

This production includes strobe lighting, flashing lights, haze, and fog, and features depictions of perilous moments, including stylized violence.

Standing Room
A very limited number of $25 standing room tickets will be sold in person and by phone for select sold-out performances on the day of each show, beginning at noon. Any standing room tickets available after in-person patrons have been assisted will be sold by phone. Limit 1 ticket per person.

Rush
$30 rush tickets may be made available online, in person, and by phone the day of the performance, as inventory allows due to returns. Check back daily!

Concierge Ticketing
There may be a limited number of house seats available in advance to limited-capacity and sold-out performances for donors of $1,000+ via our Concierge Ticketing service. To become a member or upgrade your membership and access these tickets, please contact DonorEmails@amrep.org. See All Benefits

Based on the novel by Yann Martel
Adapted by Lolita Chakrabarti
Directed by Max Webster
Scenic and Costume Design Tim Hatley
Puppetry and Movement Direction Finn Caldwell
Puppet Design Nick Barnes & Finn Caldwell
Video Design Andrzej Goulding
Lighting Design Tim Lutkin
Sound Design Carolyn Downing

Notable dates

Opening Night: 12/15
Member Event: 1/22 at 2PM
ASL Interpreted: 1/18 at 7:30PM & 1/22 at 2PM
Audio Described: 1/19 at 7:30PM & 1/21 at 2PM
Open Captioned: 1/19 at 7:30PM & 1/21 at 2PM
Relaxed: 1/15 at 2PM

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Additional Production Support
Ann and Graham Gund
Janet and Irv Plotkin
Sid Yog

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Creative Team

Based on the novel by

Yann Martell

Adapted by

Lolita Chakrabarti

Directed by

Max Webster

Scenic and Costume Design

Tim Hatley

Puppet and Movement Direction

Finn Caldwell

Puppet Design

Nick Barnes

Finn Caldwell

Video Design

Andrzej Goulding

Lighting Design

Tim Lutkin

Sound Design

Carolyn Downing

Original Music

Andrew T. Mackay

Dramaturg

Jack Bradley

Casting by

Stewart/Whitley

Associate Director

Ashley Brooke Monroe

Associate Puppetry and Movement Director

Scarlet Wilderink

Production Stage Manager

Sharika Niles

Cast

Brian Thomas Abraham

Cook/Voice of Richard Parker

Brian Thomas Abraham

Brian Thomas Abraham

Cook/Voice of Richard Parker

Brian Thomas Abraham

Rajesh Bose

Father

Rajesh Bose

Rajesh Bose

Father

Rajesh Bose

Nikki Calonge

Puppeteer

Nikki Calonge

Nikki Calonge

Puppeteer

Nikki Calonge

Mahnaz Damania

Ensemble

Mahnaz Damania

Mahnaz Damania

Ensemble

Mahnaz Damania

Fred Davis

Puppeteer

Fred Davis

Fred Davis

Puppeteer

Fred Davis

Adi Dixit

Pi

Adi Dixit

Adi Dixit

Pi

Adi Dixit

Avery Glymph

Father Martin/Russian Sailor/Admiral Jackson

Avery Glymph

Avery Glymph

Father Martin/Russian Sailor/Admiral Jackson

Avery Glymph

Mahira Kakkar

Nurse/Amma/Orange Juice

Mahira Kakkar

Mahira Kakkar

Nurse/Amma/Orange Juice

Mahira Kakkar

Kirstin Louie

Lulu Chen

Kirstin Louie

Kirstin Louie

Lulu Chen

Kirstin Louie

Rowan Magee

Puppeteer

Rowan Magee

Rowan Magee

Puppeteer

Rowan Magee

Jonathan David Martin

Puppeteer

Jonathan David Martin

Jonathan David Martin

Puppeteer

Jonathan David Martin

Usman Ali Ishaq

Ensemble

Usman Ali Mughal

Usman Ali Ishaq

Ensemble

Usman Ali Mughal

Uma Paranjpe

Ensemble

Uma Paranjpe

Uma Paranjpe

Ensemble

Uma Paranjpe

Betsy Rosen

Puppeteer

Betsy Rosen

Betsy Rosen

Puppeteer

Betsy Rosen

Celia Mei Rubin

Puppeteer

Celia Mei Rubin

Celia Mei Rubin

Puppeteer

Celia Mei Rubin

Salma Shaw

Mrs. Biology Kumar/Zaida Khan

Salma Shaw

Salma Shaw

Mrs. Biology Kumar/Zaida Khan

Salma Shaw

David Shih

Ensemble

David Shih

David Shih

Ensemble

David Shih

Sathya Sridharan

Mamaji/Pandit-ji

Sathya Sridharan

Sathya Sridharan

Mamaji/Pandit-ji

Sathya Sridharan

Daisuke Tsuji

Mr. Okamoto/Captain

Daisuke Tsuji

Daisuke Tsuji

Mr. Okamoto/Captain

Daisuke Tsuji

Sonya Venugopal

Rani

Sonya Venugopal

Sonya Venugopal

Rani

Sonya Venugopal

Scarlet Wilderink

Puppeteer

Scarlet Wilderink

Scarlet Wilderink

Puppeteer

Scarlet Wilderink

Andrew Wilson

Puppeteer

Andrew Wilson

Andrew Wilson

Puppeteer

Andrew Wilson