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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This clever series of comic vignettes by the legendary composer-lyricist Stephen Sondheim (Sweeney… More
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Before the play I wasn't sure what it could be about, Bengal tigers and the Baghdad Zoo? After the play, I'm still not sure what it was about. Anti-War? Greed? Racism? Regardless, I thoroughly enjoyed the play, when viewed as a series of skits...continued
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“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.” -San Francisco Chronicle
“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.” -SF Theater Blog
“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.” -Theater Dogs
“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.” -Bay Area Reporter
By Rajiv Joseph
Directed by Bill English
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