Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo: Surreal Iraq War Drama at Mark Taper Forum
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The last date listed for Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo was Sunday May 30, 2010 / 6:30pm (Closing Night).
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Star of stage and screen, Brian Dennehy (Death of a Salesman, Long Day's Journey Into Night, Cocoon) delivers a stunning performance as Thomas Dunne in this profound and poignant drama. Set in an Irish county mental home circa the early 1930s, 75-year-old Thomas Dunne's mind lapses in and out of lucidity as he ruminates on a string of bittersweet memories. Between thoughts of his youth to thoughts of his adult life, with his wife and children, to memories of his time as the head of Dublin's Metropolitan Police, Dunne struggles to make sense of his life as the world around him falls apart. Already a story of unquestionable power, The Steward of Christendom is shaped into something unforgettable by Dennehy's extraordinary performance. Learn More
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I enjoyed the show very much. Playwright Rajiv Joseph waved a layered story to give us a glimpse on how the Iraqi war affects people from different prospective. Moises Kaufman’s cleaver direction enhanced the viewing experience. I also found the lighting is very effective. The only complain I have is the amount foul languages were used. Still, I will give this play a thumb up. CF
Audience and critical buzz brought national attention to this explosive world premiere at the Kirk Douglas Theatre last spring.
Now enhanced for the Taper stage, this remarkable play throws two homesick soldiers, a tormented Iraqi and a brooding tiger together into a revelatory situation that is both hysterical and macabre, soul-wrenching and lyrical.
Directed by Tony-nominee Moisés Kaufman (Broadway sensations I Am My Own Wife and 33 Variations), this production dares you not to look away from its honest and hauntingly theatrical depiction of the aftermath of war.