Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo

  • Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo

    A New England Premiere by Rajiv Joseph
    Directed by Shawn LaCount

    Presented by Company One
    10/19/2012 - 11/17/2012 

"Fascinating, fast-paced . . . existential mosaic that provocatively and artistically asks multi-level questions."- Theatre Mirror
"A sharp-edged but comic take on what it means to live in such cages, and what it means to escape their comforting confines." - EdgeBoston
"A visionary new work of American Theater.”- The New York Times
"Daring and Magnificent.”- The Los Angeles Times
"Brave, Bold, and Fascinating. You can not turn away.”- The Associated Press

In war-torn Baghdad, the dead aren’t quiet, in fact, they never seem to shut up! Among them stalks the ghost of a quick-witted tiger who haunts the streets, looking for meaning, forgiveness and redemption amidst the ruins. Rajiv Joseph’s groundbreaking new American play ignited Broadway (starring Robin Williams) and explores the perils of human nature through bold black humor and an ethereal vision of war and after life.

Approximate Run Time: 2 hours with one intermission.

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Press Reviews

"Fascinating, fast-paced . . . existential mosaic that provocatively and artistically asks multi-level questions."- Theatre Mirror
"It’s rare to see — at ticket prices that ordinary people can afford — a first-rate play performed by a first-rate cast in a 200-seat theater. The mix of audience members — young and old, urban and suburban, refreshingly multi-cultural — was invigorating..."- Arts Fuse
"A sharp-edged but comic take on what it means to live in such cages, and what it means to escape their comforting confines." - EdgeBoston
"A visionary new work of American Theater.”- The New York Times
"Daring and Magnificent.”- The Los Angeles Times
"Brave, Bold, and Fascinating. You can not turn away.”- The Associated Press

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Artists

  • Rajiv JosephPlaywright
  • Shawn LaCountDirector
  • Corianna MoffatAssistant Director
  • Michael Dwan SinghMusa
  • Hallie FriedmanHadia
  • Michael KnowltonKev
  • Salma MiliaIraqi Woman
  • Rick ParkTiger
  • Raymond RamirezTom
  • Mason SandUday
  • Dahlia Al-HabieliScenic Design
  • Jen RockLighting Design
  • Ed YoungSound Design
  • Lara de BruijnCostume Design
  • Rebecca DavidProperties Design
  • Lauren DuffySpecial Effects Design
  • Liz HayesDialect Coach