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 Saturday November 16, 2013 / 8:00pm.
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Peek into the lives of a motley cast of characters on the morning of an English county fair in award-winning playwright Jez Butterworth's Jerusalem. Johnny "Rooster" Byron is a modern-day Pied Piper of sorts, regaling folks with fantastically impossible stories while ignoring his young son in order to sell drugs. Everyone wants a piece of Rooster, be it the local officials who want him arrested, or local thug Troy, who wants to give him a serious butt-kicking. With frequent allusions to the William Blake poem from which its title is derived, this comic, contemporary vision of rural life in modern England was nominated for both the Olivier and Tony awards for Best Play. Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
Quotes & Highlights
- "It's funny. It's poignant, sometimes both at once ... for all its intriguing, even inspiring spiritual and moral questions, the most immediate lesson to be learned here is: Never, ever stick your arm in a tiger's cage." --<a target="_blank" href="http://www.sfgate.com/performance/article/Bengal-Tiger-at-Baghdad-the-Zoo-Lessons-learned-4876294.php"><em>San Francisco Chronicle</em></a>
- "Joseph is a beautiful writer. The story and the characters twist and turn. At the end of Act One there is no way to guess what will happen in Act Two. In the end, we are left with the only explanation of human behavior that has ever made any sense: 'You get hungry, you get stupid.' And we get it from the mouth of a tiger." --<a target="_blank" href="http://sf-theaterblog.blogspot.com/2013/10/bengal-tiger-at-baghdad-zoo-bang.html"><em>SF Theater Blog</em></a>
- "Through performances and design, director Bill English creates a provocative world that allows the poetry of the dead and the garish reality of the living to blend in surprising, moving and perplexing ways." --<a target="_blank" href="http://www.theaterdogs.net/2013/10/06/josephs-bengal-tiger-prowls-the-sf-playhouse-stage"><em>Theater Dogs</em></a>
- "The production values, set, costumes and props are first-rate. The cast is absolutely committed to a challenging script ... it's hard to imagine a more ferocious performance than Marchetti's." --<a target="_blank" href="http://www.ebar.com/arts/art_article.php?sec=outthere&article=449"><em>Bay Area Reporter</em></a>
By Rajiv Joseph
Directed by Bill English
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The aim of the SF Playhouse is to provide a creative home and inspiring environment where actors, directors, writers, designers and theater lovers converge to create works that celebrate the human spirit. Founded by Bill English and Susi Damilano in 2003, SF Playhouse is Union Square’s intimate, professional theatre. Using professional actors and world-class design, the SF Playhouse — which won the Bay Guardian‘s 2006 Best Off Broadway Theatre Award and about which the San Francisco Chronicle raved "San Francisco’s newest theatre isn’t just another tiny stage carved out of a storefront…it’s an enticing introduction to a new company" — has become an intimate theatre alternative to the traditional Union Square theatre fare, garnering 20 Bay Area Theatre Critic nominations in its first year.