BENGAL TIGER

AT THE BAGHDAD ZOO

April 12 - May 6, 2017

Old Fitz Theatre

By Rajiv Joseph

Directed by Claudia Barrie

WINNER: Outstanding New American Play- NEA Awards 2008

FINALIST: Pulitzer Prize for Drama 2010

FINALIST: Outstanding New Broadway Play- Outer Critics Circle Award 2011

“A gripping, ferocious drama. Refreshingly topical and stylistically daring...never loses its sight of wonder or humour. ★★★★ ” Time Out, New York

Mad March Hare in association with Red Line Productions at the Old Fitz present the Sydney premiere of Rajiv Joseph's multi award-winning play.

The lives of two American Marines and an Iraqi translator are forever changed by an encounter with a quick-witted tiger who haunts the streets of war-torn Baghdad attempting to find meaning, forgiveness and redemption amidst the city's ruins.

 

Rajiv Joseph's groundbreaking play explores both the power and the perils of human nature and considers the enduring effect of violent acts and the impenetrable mysteries of the afterlife itself.

REVIEWS

“A sublime example of evocative collaboration, Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo finds its place among the provocative, transgressive and universal. Highly Recommended.” Lisa Thatcher

“The production’s extraordinary intensity is determined to have us embroiled. It is powerful work.” Suzy Goes See

 

“An unexpected pleasure. One of the highest order…

Do not miss this production if you cherish theatrical excellence.” Kevin Jackson’s Theatre Diary

 

“Brilliantly executed” Ben Neutze- Daily Review

“Strong and detailed….powerful and stirring…. emotionally gripping...” Jason Blake- Timeout

“A savagely funny and visionary work... majestic, richly conceived...with fanciful humour and clear-eyed compassion” The New York Times

 

“Daring and magnificent” Los Angeles Times

 

"Tragic yet darkly comic and highly imaginative…Joseph has created a theatrical landscape that is totally different from the harrowing war reports to which the nightly news has accustomed us." CurtainUp.

 

ABOUT

CREATIVE TEAM

Photo by Kate Williams

DIRECTED BY: Claudia Barrie

SET DESIGN: Isabel Hudson

LIGHTING DESIGN: Benjamin Brockman

COSTUME DESIGN: Stephanie Howe

SOUND DESIGN & COMPOSITION: Nate Edmonson

MOVEMENT COACH: Shondelle Pratt

STAGE MANAGEMENT: Brooke Kiss

PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT: Maria Spataro

CAST: Josh Anderson, Tyler De Nawi, Maggie Dence, Andrew Lindqvist, Stephen Multari, Megan Smart, Aanisa Vylet

BENGAL TIGER AT THE BAGHDAD ZOO

PRODUCTION IMAGES

BENGAL TIGER AT THE BAGHDAD ZOO

IN REHEARSAL

Photos courtesy of Kate Williams

Photos courtesy of Pascal Mercay