THE JUNGLE

BY JOE MURPHY & JOE ROBERTSON

DIRECTED BY STEPHEN DALDRY & JUSTIN MARTIN

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

The Jungle will be coming to San Francisco’s The Curran theatre from March 26 until May 19.

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 has its West Coast premiere this spring.

 
“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. Let the dialogue begin, Bay Area.”
— Carol Shorenstein Hays
 

During The Jungle’s New York run, BBC World News America spoke to Ammar Haj Ahmad and Mohamed Sarrar both actors in the play.

Watch The Jungle set slowly coming together at Curran theatre.

 

PRESS

It’s a knockout: vibrantly theatrical and pointedly contemporary, it offers a side of the immigrant experience we seldom see.
— Georgia Rowe, SF Examiner
We also see the gallows humor, wry camaraderie, touching generosity, exuberant cultural expression, and love of a good piece of warm naan in the morning.
— Mark B, 48 Hills
The result is a play of major emotional power and political import...it succeeds in summoning empathy, over and over, for the real people who arrived and survived in this camp.
— Jay Barmann, SFist
 

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audience reviews

Profound. What an incredible roller coaster ride of emotions. We laughed. We cried. We laughed some more. We cried again and again. If you want to know what being a refugee is like, this is a good place to start.
— Prev Dole from San Jose, California
While there aren’t words to describe how I felt about the show, I’m going to do my best. Painful, beautiful, horrifying, amazing. I have never seen anything like it. I have never felt so completely immersed in a story.
— Scott Humphrey from Oakland, California
I will remember this production for a long time. It is staged in a way that conversations bloom out of the chaos of lots of people gathered under one roof in such a natural way, it’s as if we were there in the camp with them, hearing these conversations emerge for the first time.
— Chloe from San Francisco, California