The Jungle’s 30th season kicks off this weekend, marking the Lyn-Lake theater’s return to the stage after a year and a half.
The 2021-22 season will include three mainstage productions, plus yet-to-be-revealed auxiliary programming. First, Every Brilliant Thing runs Oct. 16 through Nov. 14, followed by Redwood (Feb. 5-March 13) and Cambodian Rock Band (June 11-July 31).
Opening Saturday, Every Brilliant Thing grapples with a suicide attempt by the lead’s mother. The narrator, played by JuCoby Johnson, begins keeping a list of things to live for. Told in collaboration with the audience, according to a press release, the show “shines a hilarious and compassionate light on dark corners of the human condition.”
Preview performances are Wednesday and Thursday, and masks and proof of vaccination are required of attendees for all shows.
Also, to widen accessibility, the Jungle is debuting a “pay as you are” ticketing model this season. This means those who would typically pay $45 for a ticket are expected to do so, while those who need to pay less (or can pay more, even!) get to. Find more information here.