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First Look at The Last Tiger in Haiti at La Jolla Playhouse

Jeff Augustin's play receives a West Coast world premiere.

The world premiere of Jeff Augustin's The Last Tiger in Haiti, a coproduction with Berkeley Repertory Theatre, is now in performances at La Jolla Playhouse.

Clinton Roane, Reggie D. White, Brittany Bellizeare, Jasmine St. Clair, Andy Lucien in La Jolla Playhouse's world premiere of The Last Tiger in Haiti.
(© Jim Carmody)

The Last Tiger in Haiti takes place in a tent shack in Haiti, where the sounds of kanaval fill the air as a group of restaveks – child slaves – spend the night trading fantastic folktales until the line between reality and fiction blurs. At daybreak, the oldest plans to break free for a new life, but discovers the story of his future and past is in the hands of someone else.

Reggie D. White, Clinton Roane, Andy Lucien, Brittany Bellizeare, and Jasmine St. Clair make up the cast of The Last Tiger in Haiti.
(© Jim Carmody)

Directed by Joshua Kahan Brody, the cast features Brittany Bellizeare as Rose, Clinton Roane as Emmanuel, Andy Lucien as Max, Jasmine St. Clair as Laurie and Reggie D. White as Joseph.

Brittany Bellizeare and Andy Lucien share a scene.
(© Jim Carmody)

The creative team includes set designer Takeshi Kata, costume designer Dede Ayite, lighting designer Alexander Nichols, and sound designer Nick Drashner.

Performances will run at La Jolla Playhouse through July 24 before a fall mounting at Berkeley Repertory Theatre.

Clinton Roane, Jasmine St. Clair, and Brittany Bellizeare in a scene from Jeff Augustin's new play.
(© Jim Carmody)

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