The Last Tiger in Haiti
By Jeff Augustin
Directed by Joshua Kahan Brody
Co-production with La Jolla Playhouse
Main Season · Peet’s Theatre
October 14–November 27, 2016
World premiere production
Running time: 90 minutes, plus one 15-minute intermission
There once lived five kids in modern-day Haiti, all entangled in a dark history of servitude. Huddled in a tent on Mister’s land, they’d spin spellbinding folktales, vying for the title of best storyteller—and dreaming of their freedom. When two of them reunite 15 years later, the boundary between reality and fiction vanishes, revealing secrets of their past more haunting than any of the tales they told. In The Last Tiger in Haiti, Jeff Augustin weaves a remarkable and gripping narrative of survival, betrayal, and the power of a story.
The Last Tiger in Haiti was developed in The Ground Floor: Berkeley Rep’s Center for the Creation and Development of New Work.
Jeff Augustin · Playwright
Joshua Kahan Brody · Director
Takeshi Kata · Scenic Design
Dede Ayite · Costume Design
Alexander V. Nichols · Lighting Design
Nicholas Drashner · Sound Design
Cookie Jordan · Hair & Wig Design
Chantal Jean-Pierre · Dialect Coach
Madeleine Oldham · Dramaturg
Gabriel Greene · Dramaturg
Telsey + Company · Casting
Christine D’Amore · Stage Manager
Desiree Hatfield-Buckley · Assistant Costume Designer
Danielle O’Dea · Fight Consultant
Brittany Bellizeare · Rose
Andy Lucien · Max
Clinton Roane · Emmanuel
Jasmine St. Clair · Laurie
Reggie D. White · Joseph
Audiences spanning cultures and epochs are drawn to [theatre] for something much simpler: the thrill of a good story so well told that it piques the strength, however dormant, of our own imaginations. It makes us feel like children again. The Last Tiger in Haiti…taps into that age-old power with spunk, humor and grace.”
San Francisco Chronicle
[The] juxtaposition of bleakness and beauty, the weight of a culture steeped in folklore and tragedy, is what gives this Tiger its most ferocious moments.”
Mercury News / Bay Area News Group
Brittany Bellizeare pulls off a remarkable age transformation in the lead role of Rose. Each performer is a total standout—Andy Lucien is completely credible as the elder kid who takes on a paternal role, and Jasmine St. Claire delivers a gospel song called ‘The Orange Tree’ that serves as the most memorable of this play’s several spine-tingling moments.”
Behind the scenes: Jeff Augustin and Joshua Kahan Brody
The playwright and director of The Last Tiger in Haiti talk about their work.
Official trailer: The Last Tiger in Haiti
Get a glimpse of Jeff Augustin’s gripping new play.
Behind the scenes: The cast of The Last Tiger in Haiti
The cast of Jeff Augustin’s new play wants to share this poignant story with you!
Teaser: The Last Tiger in Haiti
The world premiere of Jeff Augustin’s gripping and remarkable tale is now playing.
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