Dark War Comedy Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo
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The last date listed for Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo was Sunday September 30, 2012 / 3:00pm.
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Called "a funny, furious tale" by New York Magazine, The Lyons follows an amusing, dysfunctional family at the hospital bedside of the patriarch, Ben Lyons, who's dying from cancer. His wife and two adult children gather for an atypical goodbye. Ben, freed from social conventions because of his condition, lets his words fly unfiltered -- curses included. Rita, his partner in a 40-year-long loveless marriage, finds her mind drifting toward thoughts of the future -- and home redecoration. The couple's alcoholic daughter and gay son have their own issues and agendas. Written by Nicky Silver (Beautiful Child), The Lyons was nominated for a number of awards for its 2012 Broadway run. Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from Deborah C. Payne
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Terrific acting and staging by Roundhouse, but the script stinks (and I don't care if it was nominated for a Pulitzer). For a play that purports to be about the invasion of Bagdad and the ensuing chaos, it's oddly depoliticized: lots of ranting speeches about God's indifference to man. The dialogue is adolescent and graceless. Frequent f-bombs are supposed to convey the "raw" atmosphere whereas good writing would have been more effective. An "A" for the company; a "D" for the script. The actors deserve better material.
This show is recommended for those age 17 and older.
About the Ticket Supplier: Round House Theatre
Round House Theatre produces literary adaptations and contemporary works for the stage, conducts community-based education programs, and provides a home to diverse artists and arts organizations. Their work is expansive: they make art to explore big ideas, broaden minds, move hearts, exercise imaginations, and--ultimately--to build community through the shared experience of live theatre.