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Photos: Go Inside Rehearsals for LIFE OF PI North American Premiere at American Repertory Theater

This highly imaginative theatrical adaptation brings one of the most beloved works of fiction to the stage to tell its epic story of endurance and hope. 

The North American premiere of Life of Pi, presented by A.R.T. is playing at December 4, 2022 - January 29, 2023 at the Loeb Drama Center.

Check out rehearsl photos below!

Featuring Adi Dixit (he/him/his) in the title role, and Brian Thomas Abraham (he/him/his), Usman Ali Ishaq (he/him/his), Rajesh Bose (he/him/his), Nikki Calonge (she/her/hers/siya), Mahnaz Damania (she/her/hers), Fred Davis (he/him/his), Avery Glymph, Mahira Kakkar (she/her/hers), Kirstin Louie (she/her/hers), Rowan Magee (he/him/his), Jonathan David Martin (he/him/his), Uma Paranjpe (she/her/hers), Betsy Rosen (she/her/hers), Celia Mei Rubin (she/her/hers), Salma Shaw (she/her/hers), David Shih (he/him/his), Sathya Sridharan (he/him/his), Daisuke Tsuji (he/him/his), Sonya Venugopal (she/her/hers), Scarlet Wilderink (she/her/hers), and Andrew Wilson (he/him/his).

In Life of Pi, sixteen-year-old Pi and his family set off to emigrate from India, but after their ship sinks in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, Pi is left stranded on a lifeboat with just four other survivors: a hyena, a zebra, an orangutan, and a Royal Bengal tiger. Time is against them, and nature is harsh-who will survive? This highly imaginative theatrical adaptation brings one of the most beloved works of fiction to the stage to tell its epic story of endurance and hope.

Written by Lolita Chakrabarti based on the best-selling novel by Yann Martell, Life of Pi 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.

Photo credit: Lauren Miller

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Lolita Chakrabarti

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Adi Dixit (center) and members of the company

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Max Webster and members of the company

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Members of the company

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Uma Paranjpe and Adi Dixit

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Max Webster and members of the company

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Lolita Chakrabarti (center) and members of the company

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Members of the company

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Max Webster in rehearsal

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Sharika Niles

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Sonya Venugopal, Nikki Calonge, Rowan Magee, and Celia Mei Rubin, and Adi Dixit

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Sathya Sridharan

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Sonya Venugopal, Mahira Kakkar, Nikki Calonge, Rowan Magee, and Celia Mei Rubin, and Adi Dixit

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Andrew Wilson with Fred Davis

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Rowan Magee and Celia Mei Rubin

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Members of the company

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Members of the company

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Costume sketches by Scenic and Costume Designer Tim Hatley for Life of Pi

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Brian Thomas Abraham, Andrew Wilson, Adi Dixit and Avery Glymph

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Nikki Calonge and Celia Mei Rubin, Daisuke Tsuji, Sonya Venugopal, Mahira Kakkar, and Andrew Wilson, Jonathan David Martin, and Betsy Rosen

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Sonya Venugopal, Adi Dixit, Mahira Makkar, puppeteer Betsy Rosen, Brian Thomas Abraham and Andrew Wilson

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Betsy Rosen, Scarlet Wilderink, Avery Glymph, David Shih, Rajesh Bose, Adi Dixit, and Finn Caldwell

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Sathya Sridharan, Rajesh Bose, and Avery Glymph, Andrew Wilson, and Betsy Rosen (behind)

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Finn Caldwell with members of the company

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