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LIFE OF PI
Adapted by Lolita Chakrabarti
Based on Yann Martel’s best-selling novel
Directed by Max Webster
Set and Costume design by Tim Hatley
Puppetry and movement direction by Finn Caldwell
Previews Begin March 9, 2023
Opening Night March 30, 2023
On Broadway at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 W 45th St)
2022 Olivier Award-Winning Best Play
Lolita Chakrabarti’s dazzling stage adaption of Yann Martel’s best-selling novel LIFE OF PI won five Olivier Awards including “Best Play,” and is directed by Max Webster, with Set and Costume design by Olivier Award winner Tim Hatley, Puppet and Movement Direction by Finn Caldwell, Puppet Design by Olivier Award winners Nick Barnes and Finn Caldwell, Video Design by Olivier Award winner Andrzej Goulding, Lighting Design by Olivier Award winner Tim Lutkin, Sound Design by Carolyn Downing, Original Music by Andrew T Mackay, and Dramaturgy by Jack Bradley.
Based on one of the best-loved works of fiction – winner of the Man Booker Prize, selling over fifteen million copies worldwide – LIFE OF PI is a breath-taking new theatrical adaptation of an epic journey of endurance and hope.
After a cargo ship sinks in the middle of the vast Pacific Ocean, a sixteen-year-old boy name Pi is stranded on a lifeboat with four other survivors – a hyena, a zebra, an orangutan, and a 450-pound Royal Bengal tiger. Time is against them, nature is harsh, who will survive?