We are thrilled to announce that this fall, Modern Times Stage Company and Crow’s Theatre will present
BENGAL TIGER AT THE BAGHDAD ZOO
Written by Rajiv Joseph
Directed by Rouvan Silogix
Set, props, and lighting designed by Lorenzo Savoini
Costumes designed by Ming Wong
Sound designed by John Gzowski
With Christopher Allen, Mahsa Ershadifar, Sara Jaffri, Ali Kazmi, Ahmed Moneka, Kristen Thomson.
October 11 to November 6, 2022
Opening Night: Friday, October 14, 2022
Performed in English with Arabic
at Crows Theatre’s Guloien Theatre
“It’s a black comedy, a grisly horror show, and a metaphysical ghost story.” -The Hollywood Reporter
Pulitzer Prize finalist, Tony Award nominated, and National Endowment for the Arts award winner for Outstanding New American Play, BENGAL TIGER AT THE BAGHDAD ZOO is set amid the chaos of the American occupation of Iraq. In this darkly comic tale, the lives of two American marines intersect with an Iraqi gardener as they search through the rubble of war for friendship, redemption, and a toilet seat made of gold.
Playwright Rajiv Joseph is a two-time Obie Award winner for Best New American Play, a writer for the Netflix series Nurse Jackie, and co-screenwriter of the film Draft Day, directed by Ivan Reitman. Director Rouvan Silogix is a Pakistani-Tanzanian immigrant and award-winning theatre creator. He is the founder and Artistic Director of Theatre ARTaud and was Crow’s Theatre Associate Artistic Director before being appointed Artistic Director of Modern Times Stage Company earlier this year.