https://www.wgbh.org/events/beyond-the-page-and-onto-the-stage-of-life-of-pi Online event
Boston, MA 02110
Kid Friendly, Shows, Virtual
The epic story of hope and endurance, Life of Pi, has been transformed from the page to the screen and now to the stage, making its North American premiere at American Repertory Theater at Harvard University this December!
Join the play’s acclaimed theatrical adapter Lolita Chakrabarti and director Max Webster for this special preview event and discover the creative secrets behind this modern classic.
Life of Pi, based on the bestselling novel by Yann Martel, is a wondrous story of a sixteen-year-old boy who finds himself shipwrecked and lost at sea with an unexpected crew aboard his lifeboat: an orangutan, a zebra, a hyena and a Royal Bengal tiger by the name of Richard Parker.
With the huge success of the book, selling over fifteen million copies worldwide, it was eventually adapted for the big screen with ten Oscar nominations, directed and produced by Ang Lee in 2012.
Seven years later, Lolita Chakrabarti’s adaptation of Life of Pi premiered at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield, England. Chakrabarti was awarded the Olivier Award for Best New Play, along with many other awards. She has been working side by side with award-winning theater director, Max Webster ever since.
Beyond the beauty of the story, the staging and performance of Life of Pi are simply magical. Seven puppeteers are used to bring the tiger to life during each performance.
REGISTER NOW for the opportunity to ask YOUR questions to this incredible artistic duo. A special offer awaits those in attendance for November’s Beyond the Page and Onto the Stage of Life of Pi!
Life of Pi opens at the American Repertory Theater at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts in December 2022.
This virtual event will begin at 7pm Eastern Standard Time.
How it works:
Instead of in-person events, we are doing this event virtually on Zoom Webinar where you can connect with us and our experts from the safety of your home.
RSVP for this free virtual event, and we will email you the link so you can join us. Zoom is free to the public but requires a computer download. You can download Zoom here. If you already have Zoom, you will not need to download the platform again.