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135 North Grand Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90012
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2 reviews
-25 stars
3 hours long with 2 intermissions but it didn't seem to drag.
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"Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo"
53 ratings
4.4 average rating
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22 events
9 reviews
8 stars
attended Apr 22 2010

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...continued

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3 reviews
2 stars
attended May 02 2010

A real disappointmnet , full of cliches and stereotypes, nothing new. War is hell, soldiers are dopes and dupes, dictators and their sons are cruel and sadistic. Even the tiger's philosphizing was sophomoric at best. Save you money and rent "The...continued

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56 events
51 reviews
217 stars
attended May 04 2010

I am mystified as to why this was rolled over from the Kirk Douglas to the Taper. Two stars go to the actors for strong performances. Lost a star each for writing and direction. The writing tried so very hard to be groundbreaking and to grab...continued

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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.