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209 Star Starred
San Francisco Playhouse
Between Powell and Mason Streets. 450 Post Street San Francisco, CA 94102
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5 reviews
2 stars
This theater is only a few blocks from BART. Park at your local BART station, go to Powell St. Station, and avoid the hassles of traffic and parking.
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We ate at Colibri, and enjoyed it.
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"Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo"
79 ratings
4.3 average rating
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29 reviews
18 stars
attended Oct 02 2013

The play is intense, disturbing, painful even - like humans, like war. The acting is strong and the time absolutely flew by. And you know time flys.... They have a full bar for before and during.

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173 reviews
24 stars
attended Oct 04 2013

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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101 reviews
34 stars
attended Oct 03 2013

Poignant. Good acting. Set, lighting added to experience

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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