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Life of Pi to stage American premiere in Boston

The WhatsOnStage Award-winning play is heading to the American Repertory Theater

Hiran Abeysekera in Life of Pi
© Johan Persson

The multi-award-winning West End production of Life of Pi will have its North American premiere this December at the American Repertory Theater.

Adapted by Lolita Chakrabarti from Yann Martel's novel and directed by Max Webster, the US production will feature the full original creative team: Tim Hatley (sets and costumes), Finn Caldwell (puppetry and movement director), Nick Barnes and Finn Caldwell (puppetry design), Tim Lutkin (lighting), Andrzej Goulding (video), Carolyn Downing (sound), Andrew T. Mackay (original composition), and Jack Bradley (dramaturgy).

In Life of Pi, 16-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?

The production will run through January 2023 at the Loeb Drama Center in Harvard Square, with casting still to be announced.

Tickets for the London production, which runs at Wyndham's Theatre until 30 October, are available below.