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La Jolla Playhouse presents The Last Tiger in Haiti By Jeff Augustin, Directed by Joshua Kahan Brody

World-Premiere Play

The Last Tiger in Haiti

June 28 – July 24, 2016

By Jeff Augustin
Directed by Joshua Kahan Brody

Co-production with Berkeley Repertory Theatre

GRIPPING DRAMA

It’s the final night of Kanaval in Haiti, and a group of abandoned children spend it trading fantastic folktales until the line between reality and fiction blurs. At daybreak, the oldest plans to leave for a new life but discovers the story of his future and past are in the hands of someone else. Set in a world that is utterly real and remarkably imaginative, this unforgettable new play from Jeff Augustin weaves Haitian lore into a contemporary narrative of survival and betrayal.

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Content warning: adult content and language.

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Production Sponsors

SCMV
Margret and Nevins McBride


Meet the Creative Team

Jeff Augustin's play Little Children Dream of God received its world premiere at the Roundabout Underground, where he was the inaugural Tow Foundation Playwright-in-Residence. His plays have also been produced at Actors Theatre of Louisville (Cry Old Kingdom, Humana 2013; That High Lonesome Sound, Humana Apprentice Anthology 2015), and Western Washington University (Corktown). His work has been developed at the Eugene O'Neill Playwrights Conference, La Jolla Playhouse, The Ground Floor at Berkeley Rep, American Conservatory Theater, and Seattle Rep. Jeff is the Shank Playwright-in-Residence at Playwrights Horizons; a member of The Working Farm at SPACE on Ryder Farm and the Rita Goldberg Playwrights Workshop at Lark. He is the recipient of the Barrie and Bernice Stavis Playwriting Award, Lorraine Hansberry Award, and was a New York Theatre Workshop 2015 Fellow.

Joshua Kahan Brody is currently in residence at La Jolla Playhouse with a 2015 Princess Grace Award Apprenticeship (Faberge Theater Award). His recent directing work includes King of the Yees at New Stages (Goodman Theatre, Chicago); True Believer (TheaterLab, NY); Fourteen Flights (Award for Excellence in Directing, NY Fringe Festival); Medea (UMKC); Titus Andronicus, Little Children Dream of God, The Dybbuk, The Santa Barbarians and A Man, His Wife, and His Hat (UC San Diego). At La Jolla Playhouse, Brody has worked as an assistant director on The Nightingale and The Who & The What, and as an actor in the 2013 WoW Festival production of Our Town. Joshua is a co-founder of THE TRIP, a San Diego-based performance group, for which he recently directed Three Plays in a Tattoo Shop.

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Reviews

Playhouse’s potent ‘Tiger’ has teeth
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Press

‘Last Tiger’ a tale like no other
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La Jolla Playhouse Presents World Premiere of ‘The Last Tiger in Haiti’
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Mandell Weiss Forum

The Mandell Weiss Forum is a 400-seat thrust stage theatre, with audience members surrounding the stage on three sides. It contains a rehearsal hall, two courtyards and an outdoor "lobby." Built with sleek industrial materials and intersecting geometric shapes, it has a long free-standing entry wall with massive reflective smoky-glass panes that generate the illusion of being both within and outside of the partition.

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Children under the age of 6 are not permitted in the theatre during performances unless otherwise posted.

Schedule subject to change

Thirsty Thursdays

Thirsty Thursdays

Thirsty Thursday

Every Thursday during the run of The Last Tiger in Haiti,
starts at 7:00 pm

Join us before your performance for complimentary beer tastings from Intergalactic Brewing Company. Presented by La Jolla Playhouse in partnership with James’ Place. Includes two 3-oz beer tastings.

Foodie Fridays

Foodie Friday

Every Friday during the run of The Last Tiger in Haiti, starts at 6:00 pm

Theatergoers are invited to attend Foodie Fridays, where a ticket to select Playhouse performances also includes access to some of San Diego’s finest food trucks!




Sonic Saturdays

Sonic Saturdays

Sonic Saturdays

Every Saturday evening during the run of The Last Tiger in Haiti, starts at 6:50 pm

Enjoy live music by The David Borgo Trio before the show. As a saxophonist, David has performed with many jazz luminaries and he has toured internationally, and he currently performs electro-acoustic improvisation with his duo KaiBorg, and intricate polyrhythmic music with his sextet Kronomorfic.

ACCESS Performances

Open Captioning Performance

Open Captioned Performance

Sunday, July 10 at 2:00 pm

This performance has added open captioning for patrons who are deaf or hard of hearing.

ACCESS performance

ACCESS

Saturday, July 16 at 2:00 pm

During this performance, La Jolla Playhouse provides American Sign Language interpretation for audience members who are deaf or hard of hearing and audio description for patrons who are blind or have low vision.

Audience Engagement Events

Talkback Tuesday

Talkback Tuesday

Tuesday, July 5 after the 7:30 pm performance

Participate in a facilitated discussion with actors and artistic staff immediately following the performance. A great way to share your thoughts and learn more about the show! Sponsored by Holland America Line

Talkback Tuesday

Talkback Tuesday

Tuesday, July 12 after the 7:30 pm performance

Participate in a facilitated discussion with actors and artistic staff immediately following the performance. A great way to share your thoughts and learn more about the show! Sponsored by Holland America Line

Insider Events

Insider Event

Wednesday, July 20 at 6:45 pm

Insider events offer a special pre-performance presentation by members of the Playhouse staff that highlights the history and making of the production you are about to see.

Insider Events

Insider Event

Saturday, July 23 at 1:15 pm

Insider events offer a special pre-performance presentation by members of the Playhouse staff that highlights the history and making of the production you are about to see.

Discovery Sunday

Discovery Sunday

Sunday, July 24 after the 2:00 pm performance

Special guest speakers engage audience members in a moderated discussion exploring the issues and themes in the play.


Children ages 6 and under are not permitted in the theatre during performances unless otherwise posted.

Unaccompanied minors ages 12 and under are not permitted in the theatre.