When ten year old Kai turns a magic doorknob in his grandparents' house, he inadvertently opens a door onto the rest of his life. To what will his jumps in time eventually lead him? Will he ever come home to childhood again?
KIRK AT THE SAN FRANCISCO AIRPORT HYATT
by Krista Knight
directed by Jess Chayes
December 7, 2015
On his and the hotel’s last day on Earth, stroke survivor Kirk and his Ethiopian Caretaker Asel give Kirk’s daughter Krista a tour of the San Francisco Airport Hyatt, where Kirk lives. For the last 29 years, Kirk has believed his death will be imminent. For the last 29 years, he has continued to live.
SAD AND SERIOUS NEWS
by Laura Cahill
directed by Mark Brokaw
December 14, 2015
In this wry and heartfelt new play, a preschool teacher’s sudden death triggers latent tensions about class, privilege, and parental responsibility amongst a group of wealthy Manhattan parents.
by Mayo Simon
directed by Carl Andress
May 20, 2016
Melvin is an idealistic young writer ecstatic to have his play produced on the air, but with a major rewrite due in the morning, network censors breathing down his neck, a seductive foreign star, cut-throat co-workers, and ten desperate days to get it all together, will they ever go live? A new comedy about the 1950s golden age of live television drama, by a writer who was there.
by Mike Lew
directed by Moritz von Stuelpnagel
June 3, 2016
Albert and Jennifer Chen were at the pinnacle of academic achievement. But now they suck at adult life: Albert's just been passed up for promotion and Jennifer's been dumped by her loser boyfriend. So they do what any reasonable intellectual brother and sister would do and go on an Asian Freedom Tour! From California to Shenzen, TIGER STYLE! examines the successes and failures of tiger parenting from the point of view of a playwright who's actually been through it.
THE APOCRYPHAL TRAGEDY OF KING MICHAEL
by Eric John Meyer
directed by Robert O'Hara
July 7, 2016
The story of Michael Jackson’s last days, told from the vantage point of the often conflicting accounts of what we know, think we know, and wish we knew about him. This daring, theatrical and affecting new play freely blends the facts of Jackson’s life with rumors, fictions, and fantasy — much the way Jackson did when presenting himself to the world.
We want to give a special shout out to LaDuca Shoes for being THE BEAST IN THE JUNGLE's official dance shoe sponsor and providing the shoes for each of our incredible ensemble dancers! This support made a world of difference for the production and to our dancers.